how to pronounce broody


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broody is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… about this like broody we should now …”

meanings of broody


  1. Of any creature or person: showing an interest in raising young.
  2. Of birds: sitting persistently and protectively on a nest, in order to hatch eggs.


  1. A female bird in the condition to incubate eggs; a broody hen, duck, etc.

broody frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word broody occurs in english on average 0.5 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 broody 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 broody can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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