how to pronounce whet


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the above transcription of whet 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.

whet is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… little to whet the appetite as well the …”

meanings of whet


  1. To hone or rub on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening - see whetstone.
  2. To stimulate or make more keen.
  3. To preen.


  1. That which whets or sharpens; especially, an appetizer.
  2. The act of whetting something.

whet frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whet occurs in english on average 0.6 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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