how to pronounce sear


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the above transcription of sear 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.

sear is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… game and flames does spear and sear kai …”

meanings of sear


  1. To mark permanently, as if by burning.
  2. To wither; to dry up.
  3. To make callous or insensible.
  4. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of (something) with a hot instrument.


  1. Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.
  2. A scar produced by searing.


  1. Dry; withered, especially of vegetation.

sear frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sear occurs in english on average 0.4 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 sear 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 sear can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to sear


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