how to pronounce literate

/ˈlɪt.əɹ.ət/

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literate is pronounced in three syllables

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lɪtəɹət

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

“… unbelievably she is literate in eight …”

meanings of literate

adjective:

  1. Knowledgeable in literature, writing; literary; well-read.
  2. Able to read and write; having literacy.
  3. Which is used in writing (of a language or dialect).

noun:

  1. A person who is able to read and write.
  2. A person who was educated but had not taken a university degree; especially a candidate to take holy orders.

words that rhyme with literate

illiterate

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