how to pronounce parch


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The above transcription of parch 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.

parch is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of parch


  1. To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in parched peas, a type of mushy peas).
  2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat. The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
  3. To burn the surface of, to scorch.
  4. To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
  5. To make very thirsty. We're parched, hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?.
  6. To roast, as dry grain.


  1. The condition of being parched.

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