how to pronounce brute


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brute is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… practice only by brute force he said so …”

meanings of brute


  1. Strong, blunt, and spontaneous.
  2. Without reason or intelligence (of animals).
  3. Characteristic of unthinking animals; senseless, unreasoning (of humans).
  4. Brutal; cruel; fierce; ferocious; savage; pitiless.
  5. Being unconnected with intelligence or thought; purely material, senseless.
  6. Crude, unpolished.


  1. An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast.
  2. A person with the characteristics of an unthinking animal; a coarse or brutal person.
  3. One who has not yet matriculated.


  1. To shape (diamonds) by grinding them against each other.
  2. Obsolete spelling of bruit.

brute frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word brute occurs in english on average 1.7 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 brute 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 brute can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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