how to pronounce wit


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the above transcription of wit 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.

wit is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… I saw the wit wrote a letter to her to …”

meanings of wit


  1. Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning.
  2. Intelligence; common sense.
  3. The senses.
  4. Sanity.
  5. A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone witty.
  6. Initialism of waterfowl identification test.
  7. Humour, especially when clever or quick.
  8. The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints.


  1. Know, be aware of (constructed with of when used intransitively).


  1. Pronunciation spelling of with.

wit frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word wit occurs in english on average 10.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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