how to pronounce raft


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the above transcription of raft 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.

raft is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and make it a raft of sausages instead …”

meanings of raft


  1. A large (but unspecified) number, a lot.
  2. Any flattish thing, usually wooden, used in a similar fashion.
  3. A slice of toast.
  4. A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. which obstructs navigation in a river.
  5. A square array of sensors forming part of a large telescope.
  6. A flat-bottomed craft able to float and drift on water, used for transport or as a waterborne platform.
  7. A thick crowd of seabirds or sea mammals, particularly a group of penguins when in the water.


  1. To make into a raft.
  2. To dock (toolbars, etc.) so that they share horizontal or vertical space.
  3. To convey on a raft.
  4. Simple past tense and past participle of reave.
  5. To travel by raft.

raft frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word raft occurs in english on average 2.3 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 raft 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 raft can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to raft


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