how to pronounce might


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the above transcription of might 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.

might is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… your house then it might be time to talk …”

meanings of might


  1. Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
  2. Simple past tense of may Used to indicate permission in past tense.
  3. Used in polite requests for permission.
  4. Even though.
  5. Simple past tense of may Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
  6. Used to indicate a desired past action that was not done.


  1. Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
  2. Physical strength or force.
  3. The ability to do something.


  1. Mighty; powerful.
  2. Possible.

might frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word might occurs in english on average 508.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to might


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