how to pronounce sat


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the above transcription of sat 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.

sat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… say if I had sat down with a pencil and …”

meanings of sat


  1. Surface air temperature.
  2. Level of saturation (especially of oxygen in the blood).
  3. Abbreviation of satellite. (artificial orbital body).
  4. Abbreviation of Saturday.
  5. Abbreviation of satisfactory.
  6. SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test): a national exam taken annually by high school juniors and seniors.
  7. Scholastic Aptitude Test.
  8. Statutory Assessment Test. A national curriculum assessment, or exam.


  1. Seated; sitting (down).


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sit.

sat frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word sat occurs in english on average 93.8 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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