how to pronounce brood


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brood is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of brood


  1. The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.
  2. Parentage.
  3. Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
  4. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.
  5. The eggs and larvae of social insects such as bees, ants and some wasps, especially when gathered together in special brood chambers or combs within the colony.
  6. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
  7. The children in one family; offspring.


  1. To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
  2. To be bred.
  3. (typically with about or over) To dwell upon moodily and at length, mainly alone.
  4. To protect (something that is gradually maturing); to foster.


  1. Kept or reared for breeding, said of animals.

brood frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word brood occurs in english on average 1.6 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 brood 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 brood can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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