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tartan is pronounced in two syllables
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video examples of tartan pronunciation
An example use of tartan in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… in various shades of tartan lucky had a …”
meanings of tartan
A kind of long covered carriage.
A kind of woven woollen cloth with a distinctive pattern of coloured stripes intersecting at right angles, associated with Scottish Highlanders, different clans and some Scottish families and institutions having their own distinctive patterns.
Trade name of a synthetic resin, used for surfacing tracks etc.
A type of one-masted vessel used in the Mediterranean.
An individual or a group wearing tartan; a Highlander or Scotsman in general.
The pattern associated with such material.
Having a pattern like a tartan.
To clothe in tartan.
The commander-in-chief of ancient Assyria.
tartan frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word tartan occurs in english on average 1.7 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.