how to pronounce salt


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salt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… but if it needs a salt or less salt or …”

meanings of salt


  1. A sailor (also old salt).
  2. Indignation; outrage; arguing.
  3. A salt marsh, a saline marsh at the shore of a sea.
  4. Skepticism and common sense.
  5. Piquancy; wit; sense.
  6. One of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base, where a positive ion replaces a hydrogen of the acid.
  7. Randomly chosen bytes added to a plaintext message prior to encrypting or hashing it, in order to render brute-force decryption more difficult.
  8. A person who seeks employment at a company in order to (once employed by it) help unionize it.
  9. Flavour; taste; seasoning.
  10. A dish for salt at table; a salt cellar.
  11. A common substance, chemically consisting mainly of sodium chloride, used extensively as a condiment and preservative.


  1. To add filler bytes before encrypting, in order to make brute-force decryption more resource-intensive.
  2. To fill with salt between the timbers and planks, as a ship, for the preservation of the timber.
  3. To add salt to.
  4. To sow with salt (of land), symbolizing a curse on its re-inhabitation.
  5. To deposit salt as a saline solution.
  6. To blast metal into (as a portion of a mine) in order to cause to appear to be a productive seam.
  7. To lock a page so it cannot be created.
  8. To sprinkle throughout.
  9. To add bogus evidence to an archeological site.
  10. To render a thing useless.
  11. To insert or inject something into an object to give it properties it would not naturally have.


  1. Costly; expensive.
  2. Salacious; lecherous; lustful; (of animals) in heat.
  3. Salty; salted.
  4. Saline.
  5. Bitter; sharp; pungent.
  6. Related to salt deposits, excavation, processing or use.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A village in Staffordshire, England.
  3. Initialism of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

salt frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word salt occurs in english on average 93.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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