how to pronounce thread


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the above transcription of thread 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.

thread is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… i'll link the thread below but the gist …”

meanings of thread


  1. A continued theme or idea.
  2. A filament, as of a flower, or of any fibrous substance, as of bark.
  3. A long, thin and flexible form of material, generally with a round cross-section, used in sewing, weaving or in the construction of string.
  4. The line midway between the banks of a stream.
  5. A series of messages, generally grouped by subject, in which all messages except the first are replies to previous messages in the thread.
  6. A sequence of connections.
  7. A unit of execution, lighter in weight than a process, usually sharing memory and other resources with other threads executing concurrently.
  8. A screw thread.
  9. Composition; quality; fineness.


  1. To put thread through.
  2. To screw on, to fit the threads of a nut on a bolt.
  3. To pass (through a narrow constriction or around a series of obstacles).

thread frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word thread occurs in english on average 26.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to thread


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