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The above transcription of scant 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.

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.

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