how to pronounce mat


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mat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it was 2005 the mat-su EES were a power …”

meanings of mat


  1. Abbreviation of matinee (“performance at a theater").
  2. An alloy of copper, tin, iron, etc.; white metal.
  3. Initialism of medication-assisted treatment.
  4. A small flat piece of material used to protect a surface from anything hot or rough; a coaster.
  5. A thickly tangled mess.
  6. Alternative spelling of matte (“decorative border around a picture").
  7. A floor pad to protect athletes.
  8. A thin surface layer; superficial cover.
  9. A material or component needed for a crafting recipe.
  10. A flat piece of coarse material used for wiping one's feet, or as a decorative or protective floor covering.
  11. Short for matrix.
  12. A thin layer of woven, non-woven, or knitted fiber that serves as reinforcement to a material.


  1. To form a thick, tangled mess; to interweave into, or like, a mat; to entangle.
  2. To cover, protect or decorate with mats.


  1. A Malay man.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Matthew.

mat frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word mat occurs in english on average 14.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics mat 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 mat can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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