how to pronounce dreadnought


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dreadnought is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of dreadnought


  1. One that is the largest or the most powerful of its kind.
  2. The cloth itself; fearnaught.
  3. A battleship, especially of the World War I era, in which most of the firepower is concentrated in large guns that are of the same caliber.
  4. A garment made of thick woollen cloth that can defend against storm and cold.
  5. A type of warship heavier in armour or armament than a typical battleship.
  6. A person who fears nothing.
  7. Something that assures against fear.

dreadnought frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dreadnought 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 dreadnought 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 dreadnought can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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