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nit is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… all occurred at night NIT bars and …”

meanings of nit


  1. A minor shortcoming.
  2. A nitpicker.
  3. A candela per square meter.
  4. The egg of a louse.
  5. A player with an overly cautious and reactive playing style.
  6. A fool, a nitwit.
  7. Synonym of nat (logarithmic unit of information).
  8. A head louse regardless of its age.
  9. A young louse.


  1. To have the modus vivendi of a drug addict, to live the life of a nitty.

nit frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nit occurs in english on average 0.3 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 nit 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 nit can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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