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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wet]
    • /wɛt/
    • /wet/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wet]
    • /wɛt/

Definitions of wetter word

  • adjective wetter moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid: wet hands. 1
  • adjective wetter in a liquid form or state: wet paint. 1
  • adjective wetter characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid. 1
  • adjective wetter moistened or dampened with rain; rainy: Wet streets make driving hazardous. 1
  • adjective wetter allowing or favoring the sale of alcoholic beverages: a wet town. 1
  • adjective wetter characterized by frequent rain, mist, etc.: the wet season. 1

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Origin of wetter

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English wett, past participle of weten, Old English wǣtan to wet; replacing Middle English weet, Old English wǣt, cognate with Old Frisian wēt, Old Norse vātr; akin to water

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Parts of speech for Wetter


wetter popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wetter usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with wetter

  • what gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
  • what gets wetter as it dries?

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