how to pronounce waft


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the above transcription of waft 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.

waft is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… introducing what it calls a waft line …”

meanings of waft


  1. To be moved, or to pass, on a buoyant medium; to float.
  2. To (cause to) float easily or gently through the air.
  3. To give notice to by waving something; to wave the hand to; to beckon.


  1. A flag used to indicate wind direction or, with a knot tied in the center, as a signal; a waif, a wheft.
  2. Something (such as an odor or scent like a perfume) that is carried through the air.
  3. A light breeze.

waft frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word waft occurs in english on average 0.5 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.

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