how to pronounce watt


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the above transcription of watt 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.

watt is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… suddenly this five watt lightbulb goes …”

meanings of watt


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Walter, of medieval usage, variant of Wat.
  2. An English and Scottish patronymic surname​.
  3. A ghost town in California, United States.


  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of power; the power of a system in which one joule of energy is transferred per second. Symbol: W.

watt frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word watt occurs in english on average 6.5 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 watt 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 watt can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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