how to pronounce tad


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of tad 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.

tad is pronounced in one syllable

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of tad

example pitch curve for pronunciation of tad


test your pronunciation of tad

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of tad

video examples of tad pronunciation

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

“… a tad bit but you tell you you you got …”

meanings of tad


  1. A street boy; an urchin.
  2. A small amount; a little bit.
  3. Initialism of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Thaddeus or Thaddaeus.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of TA.

tad frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word tad occurs in english on average 10.9 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.

words with pronunciation similar to tad


Did this page help you?