how to pronounce wat


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the above transcription of wat 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.

wat is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… taped Jimmy Kimmel wat and backstage he …”

meanings of wat


  1. A Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.
  2. A kind of stew or curry eaten in Ethiopia and Eritrea.


  1. Alternative spelling of what.
  2. Used to contradict an underlying assumption held by the interlocutor.


  1. A medieval English given name, short for Walter.
  2. Abbreviation of Waterford.


  1. Alternative spelling of what.


  1. Alternative spelling of what.

wat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wat occurs in english on average 1.4 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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