how to pronounce wet


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the above transcription of wet 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.

wet is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to linger leaving warm wet air behind …”

meanings of wet


  1. (of women) Sexually aroused and thus having the vulva moistened with vaginal secretions.
  2. Of calligraphy and fountain pens: depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed.
  3. Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid.
  4. Of a scientist or laboratory: working with biological or chemical matter.
  5. Using afterburners or water injection for increased engine thrust.
  6. Involving assassination or "wet work".
  7. Made up of liquid or moisture, usually (but not always) water.
  8. Of a burrito, sandwich, or other food: covered in a sauce.
  9. Of a person: inexperienced in a profession or task; having the characteristics of a rookie.
  10. Of an object, etc.: covered or impregnated with liquid, usually (but not always) water.
  11. Ineffectual, feeble, showing no strength of character.
  12. Of weather or a time period: rainy.
  13. Permitting alcoholic beverages.
  14. Of a sound recording: having had audio effects applied.
  15. Refreshed with liquor; drunk.


  1. Liquid or moisture.
  2. One who supports the consumption of alcohol and thus opposes Prohibition.
  3. Rainy season.
  4. Rainy weather.
  5. A moderate Conservative; especially, one who opposed the hard-line policies of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
  6. An alcoholic drink.
  7. A tyre for use in wet weather.


  1. Misspelling of whet.
  2. To cover or impregnate with liquid.
  3. To kill or seriously injure. Wet 'em up!.
  4. To accidentally urinate in or on.
  5. To celebrate by drinking alcohol. to wet the baby's head.
  6. To make or become wet.
  7. To form an intermetallic bond between a solder and a metal substrate.

wet frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word wet occurs in english on average 46.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to wet


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