how to pronounce vat


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vat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… putting it in this big vat of water with …”

meanings of vat


  1. A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
  2. Initialism of value added tax.
  3. Initialism of Vigilance awareness training.
  4. A liquid measure and dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectolitre of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States.
  5. A vessel for holding holy water.
  6. A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.


  1. To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat; figuratively, to mix or blend elements as if with wines or spirits.
  2. To put into a vat.

vat frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word vat occurs in english on average 2.8 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 vat 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 vat can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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