how to pronounce straits


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the above transcription of straits 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.

straits is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… in financial straits socially morally …”

meanings of straits


  1. Plural of strait.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of strait.


  1. The British rock band Dire Straits.

straits frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word straits occurs in english on average 1.8 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.

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