how to pronounce straddle


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straddle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… because she does straddle humor and …”

meanings of straddle


  1. To consider or favor two apparently opposite sides; to be noncommittal.
  2. To be on both sides of something; to have parts that are in different places, regions, etc.
  3. To form a disorderly sprawl; to spread out irregularly.
  4. To stand with the ends staggered; said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
  5. To sit or stand with a leg on each side of something; to sit astride.
  6. To execute a commodities market spread.
  7. To place a voluntary raise prior to receiving cards (only by the first player after the blinds).
  8. To fire successive artillery shots in front of and behind of a target, especially in order to determine its range (the term "bracket" is often used instead).


  1. A vertical mine-timber supporting a set.
  2. A posture in which one straddles something.
  3. An investment strategy involving simultaneous trade with put and call options on same security with positions that offset one another.
  4. A voluntary raise made prior to receiving cards by the first player after the blinds.


  1. Astride.

straddle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word straddle occurs in english on average 0.7 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 straddle 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 straddle can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with straddle


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