how to pronounce starch


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the above transcription of starch 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.

starch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… mean the the the starch yeah but a …”

meanings of starch


  1. Any of various starch-like substances used as a laundry stiffener.
  2. Carbohydrates, as with grain and potato based foods.
  3. A stiff, formal manner; formality.
  4. A widely diffused vegetable substance found especially in seeds, bulbs, and tubers, and extracted (as from potatoes, corn, rice, etc.) as a white, glistening, granular or powdery substance, without taste or smell, and giving a very peculiar creaking sound when rubbed between the fingers. It is used as a food, in the production of commercial grape sugar, for stiffening linen in laundries, in making paste, etc.


  1. To apply or treat with laundry starch, to create a hard, smooth surface.


  1. Stiff; precise; rigid.

starch frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word starch occurs in english on average 3.7 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 starch 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 starch can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words that rhyme with starch


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