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​.

strait frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word strait occurs in english on average 1.4 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 strait 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 strait can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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