how to pronounce sort


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sort is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… think you know if you sort of for me I …”

meanings of sort


  1. A piece of metal type used to print one letter, character, or symbol in a particular size and style.
  2. A person evaluated in a certain way (bad, good, strange, etc.).
  3. A type.
  4. A good-looking woman.
  5. An act of sorting.
  6. An algorithm for sorting a list of items into a particular sequence.
  7. Manner; form of being or acting.
  8. Chance; lot; destiny.
  9. A full set of anything, such as a pair of shoes, or a suit of clothes.
  10. Condition above the vulgar; rank.
  11. A general type.
  12. Group, company.


  1. To join or associate with others, especially with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
  2. To choose from a number; to select; to cull.
  3. To arrange into some sequence, usually numerically, alphabetically or chronologically.
  4. To suit; to fit; to be in accord; to harmonize.
  5. To conform; to adapt; to accommodate.
  6. To geld.
  7. To attack physically.
  8. To separate items into different categories according to certain criteria that determine their sorts.
  9. To fix (a problem) or handle (a task).
  10. To conjoin; to put together in distribution; to class.

sort frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word sort occurs in english on average 155.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sort 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 sort can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to sort


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