how to pronounce cute


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cute is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… thing LEED AP oh that's cute right now …”

meanings of cute


  1. Generally, attractive or pleasing, especially in a youthful, dainty, quaint or fun-spirited way.
  2. Evincing cleverness; surprising in its elegance or unconventionality (but of limited importance).
  3. Possessing physical features, behaviors, personality traits or other properties that are mainly attributed to infants and small or cuddly animals; e.g. fair, dainty, round, and soft physical features, disproportionately large eyes and head, playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity or shyness, innocence, affectionate behavior.
  4. Affected or contrived to charm; mincingly clever; precious; cutesy.
  5. Mentally keen or discerning (See also acute).
  6. Sexually attractive or pleasing; gorgeous.

cute frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word cute occurs in english on average 107.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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