how to pronounce crooked


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crooked is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… they turn out crooked this was the …”

meanings of crooked


  1. Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.
  2. Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
  3. Set at an angle; not vertical or square.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of crook.

crooked frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word crooked occurs in english on average 4.7 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 crooked 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 crooked can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to crooked


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