how to pronounce slate

/slɛɪt/

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slate is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… deal in terms like it's fresh slate and …”

meanings of slate

noun:

  1. A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers.
  2. The bluish-grey colour of most slate.
  3. A chalkboard, sheet of slate for writing on with chalk or with a thin rod of slate (a slate pencil) formerly commonly used by both students and teachers in schools.
  4. A record of money owed.
  5. An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes.
  6. A roofing-tile made of slate.
  7. A thin plate of any material; a flake.
  8. A list of affiliated candidates for an election.

verb:

  1. To schedule.
  2. To anticipate or strongly expect.
  3. To criticise harshly.
  4. To set a dog upon (a person).
  5. To cover with slate.

adjective:

  1. Having the bluish-grey/gray colour of slate.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to slate

sladeslightslitslaysleighspateskateslakeslotsmite

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