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pet is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… gave each kind a pet name after an …”

meanings of pet


  1. Abbreviation of petition.
  2. A term of endearment usually applied to women and children.
  3. A fit of petulance, a sulk, arising from the impression that one has been offended or slighted.
  4. Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling.
  5. Acronym of positron emission tomography.
  6. Something kept as a companion, including inanimate objects. (pet rock, pet plant, etc.).
  7. One who is excessively loyal to a superior and receives preferential treatment.
  8. Initialism of polyethylene terephthalate.
  9. An animal kept as a companion.
  10. Acronym of paired-end tag.
  11. Backronym of personal electronic transactor.


  1. To stroke or fondle (an animal).
  2. To stroke or fondle (another person) amorously.
  3. To be a pet.
  4. To be peevish; to sulk.
  5. To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge.


  1. Favourite; cherished; the focus of one's attention.
  2. Kept or treated as a pet.

pet frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word pet occurs in english on average 29 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) education, science, and technology;

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