how to pronounce thirst


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the above transcription of thirst 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.

thirst is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it's that thirst of ours but I want to …”

meanings of thirst


  1. Sexual lust.
  2. A want and eager desire (for something); a craving or longing.
  3. The condition producing the sensation of thirst.
  4. A sensation of dryness in the throat associated with a craving for liquids, produced by deprivation of drink, or by some other cause (such as fear, excitement, etc.) which spots the secretion of the pharyngeal mucous membrane.


  1. To desire vehemently.
  2. To be thirsty.

thirst frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word thirst occurs in english on average 5.2 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.

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

1) food and health;

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