how to pronounce drivel


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drivel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the the drivel that people are expected …”

meanings of drivel


  1. Senseless talk; nonsense.
  2. A fool; an idiot.
  3. A servant; a drudge.
  4. Saliva, drool.


  1. To be weak or foolish; to dote.
  2. To have saliva drip from the mouth; to drool.
  3. To talk nonsense; to talk senselessly; to drool.

drivel frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word drivel occurs in english on average 1.9 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 drivel 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 drivel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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