how to pronounce plight


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plight is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and and making sure that that plight is …”

meanings of plight


  1. A network; a plait; a fold; rarely a garment.
  2. One's office; duty; charge.
  3. Good health.
  4. A (neutral) condition or state.
  5. Blame; culpability; fault; wrong-doing; sin; crime.
  6. That which is exposed to risk; that which is plighted or pledged; security; a gage; a pledge.
  7. An instance of danger or peril; a dangerous moment or situation.
  8. A dire or unfortunate situation.
  9. Responsibility for ensuing consequences; risk; danger; peril.


  1. Specifically, to pledge (one's troth etc.) as part of a marriage ceremony.
  2. To promise (oneself) to someone, or to do something.
  3. To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
  4. To expose to risk; to pledge.

plight frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word plight occurs in english on average 7.2 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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