how to pronounce addle


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addle is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of addle in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… brother addle but it's not yes it does …”

meanings of addle


  1. To thrive or grow; to ripen.
  2. To earn, earn by labor; earn money or one's living.
  3. To make addle; to grow addle; to muddle.
  4. To cause fertilised eggs to lose viability, by killing the developing embryo within through shaking, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the shell.


  1. A foolish or dull-witted fellow.
  2. Liquid filth; mire.
  3. Lees; dregs.


  1. Having lost the power of development, and become rotten; putrid.
  2. Unfruitful or confused; muddled.

addle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word addle occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

topics addle 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 addle can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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