how to pronounce tilt


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tilt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… finally tilt it to a 45 degree angle …”

meanings of tilt


  1. To slope or incline (something); to slant.
  2. To charge (at someone) with a lance.
  3. To intentionally let the ball fall down to the drain by disabling flippers and most targets, done as a punishment to the player when the machine is nudged too violently or frequently.
  4. To play worse than usual (often as a result of previous bad luck or losses).
  5. To point or thrust (a weapon).
  6. To cover with a tilt, or awning.
  7. To be at an angle.
  8. To forge (something) with a tilt hammer.
  9. To point or thrust a weapon at.


  1. Any covering overhead; especially, a tent.
  2. A jousting contest.
  3. The controlled vertical movement of a camera, or a device to achieve this.
  4. An attempt at something, such as a tilt at public office.
  5. A canvas covering for carts, boats, etc.
  6. The inclination of part of the body, such as backbone, pelvis, head, etc.
  7. A slope or inclination.
  8. A thrust, as with a lance.
  9. A tilt hammer.

tilt frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word tilt occurs in english on average 3 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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