how to pronounce bold


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bold is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… fragile can be that bold and now as we …”

meanings of bold


  1. Courageous, daring.
  2. Having thicker strokes than the ordinary form of the typeface.
  3. Naughty; insolent; badly-behaved.
  4. Presumptuous, forward or impudent.
  5. Pornographic; depicting nudity.
  6. Full-bodied.
  7. Visually striking; conspicuous.
  8. Steep or abrupt.


  1. To make bold or daring.
  2. To make (a font or some text) bold.
  3. To become bold.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens, Merseyside, England.


  1. A dwelling; habitation; building.

bold frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bold occurs in english on average 24.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bold


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