how to pronounce mortise


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the above transcription of mortise 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.

mortise is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… most mortise locks are strong and …”

meanings of mortise


  1. To join by a mortise and tenon.
  2. To cut a mortise in.
  3. To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters; to kern.


  1. Stability; power of adhesion.
  2. A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint.

mortise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mortise occurs in english on average 0.5 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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