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wight is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the Isle of Wight in 1635 Hooke became …”

meanings of wight


  1. A being of one of the Nine Worlds of Heathen belief, especially a nature spirit, elf or ancestor.
  2. A living creature, especially a human being.
  3. A wraith-like creature.
  4. A ghost, deity or other supernatural entity.


  1. A surname​.
  2. The Isle of Wight.
  3. A sea area comprising part of the English Channel, from the southern English coast down to Normandy.


  1. Strong; stout; active.
  2. Brave, valorous, strong.

wight frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wight occurs in english on average 2.2 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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