how to pronounce mitten


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the above transcription of mitten 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.

mitten is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… inside the mitten right whereas gloves …”

meanings of mitten


  1. A cat's or dog's paw that is a different colour from the main body.
  2. A type of glove or garment that covers a hand with a separate sheath for the thumb, but not for other fingers, which are either enclosed in a single section or left uncovered.
  3. A romantic rejection; dismissal of a lover.


  1. To dress in mittens; to put a mitten on.

mitten frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mitten occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

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