how to pronounce oat


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the above transcription of oat 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.

oat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… crackling oat brand shredded wheat …”

meanings of oat


  1. Any of the numerous species, varieties, or cultivars of any of several similar grain plants in genus Avena.
  2. The seeds of the oat, a grain, harvested as a food crop.
  3. Widely cultivated cereal grass, typically Avena sativa.
  4. A simple musical pipe made of oat-straw.

oat frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word oat occurs in english on average 2.2 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 oat 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 oat can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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