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: A fine-grained homogeneous sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash which has been metamorphosed so that it cleaves easily into thin layers. The bluish-grey colour of most slate. 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. A record of money owed. An artificial material resembling slate and used for the same purposes. A roofing-tile made of slate. A thin plate of any material; a flake. A list of affiliated candidates for an election. verb: To schedule. To anticipate or strongly expect. To criticise harshly. To set a dog upon (a person). To cover with slate. adjective: Having the bluish-grey/gray colour of slate. words with pronunciation similar to slate words that rhyme with slate Did this page help you?