how to pronounce scant

/ˈskænt/

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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

noun:

  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.

adjective:

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

verb:

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

adverb:

  1. With difficulty; scarcely; hardly.

words with pronunciation similar to scant

scansscanslantscannedscatscannercantstintpantscanners

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