how to pronounce brad


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the above transcription of brad 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.

brad is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of brad in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… so the the analogy brad pitt arrives …”

meanings of brad


  1. A paper fastener, a fastening device formed of thin, soft metal, such as shim brass, with a round head and a flat, split shank, which is spread after insertion in a hole in a stack of pages, in much the same way as a cotter pin or a split rivet.
  2. A thin, small nail, with a slight projection at the top on one side instead of a head, or occasionally with a small domed head, similar to that of an escutcheon pin.


  1. To attach using a brad.
  2. To upset the end of a rod inserted in a hole so as to prevent it from being pulled out, as when riveting.


  1. A diminutive of the male given names Bradley, Bradly,or Bradford, also used as a formal given name.

brad frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word brad occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

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

1) business and work;

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