how to pronounce brooding


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brooding is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… are perfect for a brooding Elba …”

meanings of brooding


  1. Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.
  2. Deeply or seriously thoughtful.


  1. Present participle of brood.


  1. A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.

brooding frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word brooding occurs in english on average 2.3 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 brooding 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 brooding can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with brooding


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