how to pronounce plaid


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plaid is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… bad so plaid and for the warm times I …”

meanings of plaid


  1. The typical chequered pattern of a plaid; tartan.
  2. A type of twilled woollen cloth, often with a tartan or chequered pattern.
  3. A length of such material used as a piece of clothing, formerly worn in the Scottish Highlands and other parts of northern Britain and remaining as an item of ceremonial dress worn by members of Scottish pipe bands.


  1. Having a pattern or colors which resemble a Scottish tartan; checkered or marked with bars or stripes at right angles to one another.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of play.

plaid frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word plaid occurs in english on average 3.7 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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