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smelt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… media riding a blog smelt media measurements …”

meanings of smelt


  1. A fool; a simpleton.
  2. Production of metal, especially iron, from ore in a process that involves melting and chemical reduction of metal compounds into purified metal.
  3. Any of the various liquids or semi-molten solids produced and used during the course of such production.
  4. Any small anadromous fish of the family Osmeridae, found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and in lakes in North America and northern part of Europe.


  1. To fuse or melt two things into one, especially in order to extract metal from ore; to meld.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of smell.

smelt frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word smelt occurs in english on average 1.5 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.

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