how to pronounce tether


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tether is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… goats tether cleans the lime kiln and …”

meanings of tether


  1. The limit of one's abilities, resources etc.
  2. The cardinal number three in an old counting system used in Teesdale and Swaledale. (Variant of tethera).
  3. A rope, cable etc. that holds something in place whilst allowing some movement.
  4. A strong rope or line that connects a sailor's safety harness to the boat's jackstay.


  1. To restrict something with a tether.
  2. To connect a cellular smartphone to another personal computer in order to give it access to a hotspot.
  3. To connect something to something else.

tether frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tether occurs in english on average 0.7 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.

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