how to pronounce strait


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The above transcription of strait 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.

strait is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… surroundings of the strait have numerous …”

meanings of strait


  1. Parsimonious; stingy; mean.
  2. Close; intimate; near; familiar.
  3. Righteous, strict.
  4. Difficult; distressful.
  5. Narrow; restricted as to space or room; close.
  6. Tight; close; tight-fitting.


  1. A neck of land; an isthmus.
  2. A narrow pass, passage or street.
  3. A narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
  4. A difficult position.


  1. To tighten.
  2. To confine; put to difficulties.


  1. Strictly; rigorously.


  1. A surname​.

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