Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Make keen or more acute.

Usage examples (40)
  • The delicious smells coming from the kitchen served to whet our appetites for dinner.
  • whet my appetite
  • Theres a pair of imbeciles around here called whet (nee sven) and ashie for perfect examples of such stupidity.
  • Do you think this had kind of whet your appetite for more animation? for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds similar to whet which means to make more keen, is wet which means to be moist.
add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.