how to pronounce runt


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the above transcription of runt 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.

runt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… I can't shout and runt if they do that …”

meanings of runt


  1. A hardened stem or stalk of a plant.
  2. Undersized or stunted plant, animal or person.
  3. The smallest child in the family.
  4. An Ethernet packet that does not meet the medium's minimum packet size of 64 bytes.
  5. A breed of pigeon related to the carrier pigeon.
  6. A bow.
  7. The smallest animal of a litter.
  8. A single word (or portion of a hyphenated word) that appears as the last line of a paragraph.

runt frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word runt occurs in english on average 0.2 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 runt 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 runt can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to runt


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