how to pronounce pleat


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the above transcription of pleat 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.

pleat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… people and I mean to to pleat completely …”

meanings of pleat


  1. A fold in an organ, usually a longitudinal fold in a long leaf such as that of palmetto, lending it stiffness.
  2. A plait.
  3. A fold in the fabric of a garment, usually a skirt, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness and freedom of movement, or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.


  1. To form one or more pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment.
  2. To plait.

pleat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pleat occurs in english on average 0.6 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 pleat 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 pleat can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to pleat


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