how to pronounce delve


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delve is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… of dig into and delve into not only our …”

meanings of delve


  1. To search thoroughly and carefully for information, research, dig into, penetrate, fathom, trace out.
  2. To dig, to excavate.
  3. To dig the ground, especially with a shovel.


  1. A pit or den.

delve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word delve occurs in english on average 4.3 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 delve 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 delve can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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