how to pronounce spat


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spat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to our genetics yeah so we spat into …”

meanings of spat


  1. The spawn of shellfish, especially oysters and similar molluscs.
  2. A brief argument, falling out, quarrel.
  3. A juvenile shellfish which has attached to a hard surface.
  4. A drag-reducing aerodynamic fairing covering the upper portions of the tyres of an aeroplane equipped with non-retractable landing gear.
  5. A light blow with something flat.
  6. An obsolete unit of distance in astronomy (symbol S), equal to one billion kilometres.
  7. A piece of bodywork that covers the upper portions of the rear tyres of a car.
  8. A covering or decorative covering worn over a shoe.


  1. To spawn. Used of shellfish as above.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of spit.
  3. To quarrel or argue briefly.
  4. To strike with a spattering sound.
  5. To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together, as the hands.

spat frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word spat occurs in english on average 2.5 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) food and health;

3) transport and travel;

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