how to pronounce lit


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of lit is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

lit is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of lit

example pitch curve for pronunciation of lit


test your pronunciation of lit

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of lit

video examples of lit pronunciation

An example use of lit in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… leaving behind a still-lit joint burning …”

meanings of lit


  1. Intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.
  2. Excellent, fantastic; cool.
  3. Sexually aroused (usually of a female), especially visibly sexually aroused.
  4. Illuminated.
  5. Little.
  6. Exciting, captivating; fun.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of light (“illuminate; start a fire; etc").
  2. To run or light (alight).
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of light (“alight: land, come down on").
  4. To colour; dye.


  1. Colour; blee; dye; stain.
  2. Little.
  3. Clipping of literature.
  4. Abbreviation of literature.

lit frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word lit occurs in english on average 18.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words with pronunciation similar to lit


Did this page help you?