how to pronounce dawdle


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dawdle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know what dawdle cuando oh shah …”

meanings of dawdle


  1. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
  2. To move or walk lackadaisically.
  3. To spend time idly and unfruitfully, to waste time.


  1. An easily accomplished task; a doddle.
  2. A dawdler.
  3. A slow walk, journey.

dawdle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dawdle occurs in english on average 0.4 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 dawdle 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 dawdle can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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