how to pronounce scratch


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the above transcription of scratch 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.

scratch is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… cook it from scratch but it will do so …”

meaning of scratch

Scratch is a verb meaning to rub or dig at something with the fingernails or a sharp object.

scratch frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word scratch occurs in english on average 9.6 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 scratch 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 scratch can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to scratch


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