how to pronounce slate


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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


  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.


  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.


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


  1. A surname​.

slate frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word slate occurs in english on average 6.3 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 slate 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 slate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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