What does cling mean?

1a : to hold together. b : to adhere as if glued firmly The shirt clung to his wet shoulders. c : to hold or hold on tightly or tenaciously The kitten clung to the narrow branch.

How do you pronounce the word cling?

How do you speak cringe?

How is a pronounced?

Does anyone know if there are rules governing the pronunciation of “a”? It’s either “AYE” or “UH”, depending on the word following.