how to pronounce spats


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the above transcription of spats 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.

spats is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… know our we have spats with our lives we …”

meanings of spats


  1. Plural of spat.
  2. A similar device for horses.
  3. Long hair on front of lower legs of heavier horses (over the hooves), especially draft horses, notably the Clydesdale breed.
  4. A stiff legging worn over the instep and ankles of a shoe.

spats frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spats occurs in english on average 0.4 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 spats 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 spats can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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