how to pronounce dormouse


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dormouse is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of dormouse


  1. Any of several species of small, mostly European rodents of the family Gliridae; also called Myoxidae or Muscardinidae by some taxonomists.
  2. Glis glis, the edible dormouse.
  3. Muscardinus avellanarius, the hazel dormouse.
  4. A person who sleeps a great deal, or who falls asleep readily (by analogy with the sound hibernation of the dormouse).

dormouse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dormouse occurs in english on average 0.1 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 dormouse 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 dormouse can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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