how to pronounce lofty


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of lofty 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.

lofty is pronounced in two syllables

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

example pitch curve for pronunciation of lofty


test your pronunciation of lofty

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

video examples of lofty pronunciation

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

“… it can be as lofty as rooting out …”

meanings of lofty


  1. Idealistic, implying over-optimism.
  2. Extremely proud; arrogant; haughty.
  3. High, tall, having great height or stature.


  1. Nickname for a tall person.

lofty frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lofty occurs in english on average 3.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics lofty can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lofty can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to lofty


Did this page help you?