how to pronounce clever


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clever is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… inspiring it's clever so you're a fan of …”

meanings of clever


  1. Well-shaped; handsome.
  2. Showing inventiveness or originality; witty.
  3. Fit; suitable; having propriety.
  4. Possessing magical abilities.
  5. Smart, intelligent, or witty; mentally quick or sharp.
  6. Resourceful, sometimes to the point of cunning.
  7. Fit and healthy; free from fatigue or illness.
  8. Good-natured; obliging.
  9. Nimble with hands or body; skillful; adept.


  1. A city in Missouri.

clever frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word clever occurs in english on average 24.4 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.

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