how to pronounce swift


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swift is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Taylor Swift wasn't even walking but now …”

meanings of swift


  1. Acronym of Southwest Airlines Integrated Flights Tracking.
  2. Acronym of South Wales Integrated Fast Transit.
  3. A general-purpose multi-paradigm compiled programming language introduced by Apple Inc. in 2014.
  4. Acronym of Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.
  5. A surname, originally a nickname for a swift or quick person.
  6. Acronym of Social Widget Information Filtering Technologies.
  7. Acronym of Simple Web Interface Toolset.
  8. Acronym of State Wildland Inmate Fire Team.
  9. Alternative letter-case form of SWIFT (“Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication").
  10. Acronym of Statewide Interlibrary loan Fast Track.


  1. A small plain-colored bird of the family Apodidae that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight.
  2. Any of certain lizards of the genus Sceloporus.
  3. The current of a stream.
  4. Acronym of Stratospheric Wind Interferometer For Transport Studies.
  5. A moth of the family Hepialidae, swift moth, ghost moth.
  6. Acronym of Stored Waveform Inverse Fourier Transform.
  7. Acronym of Structured What If Technique.
  8. A reel for winding yarn.
  9. Any of various fast-flying hesperiid butterflies.
  10. The main cylinder of a carding-machine.


  1. Fast; quick; rapid.
  2. Capable of moving at high speeds.


  1. Swiftly.

swift frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word swift occurs in english on average 7.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics swift 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 swift can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to swift


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