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scant is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the new york times wrote a scant two …”

meanings of scant


  1. A block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level.
  2. A slightly thinner measurement of a standard wood size.
  3. A sheet of stone.
  4. Scarcity; lack.


  1. Very little, very few.
  2. Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
  3. Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.


  1. To fail, or become less; to scantle.
  2. To limit in amount or share; to stint.


  1. With difficulty; scarcely; hardly.

scant frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word scant occurs in english on average 2.1 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 scant 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 scant can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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