how to pronounce drunk


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drunk is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… know India the most drunk thing is a …”

meanings of drunk


  1. Habitually or frequently in a state of intoxication.
  2. Drenched or saturated with moisture or liquid.
  3. Intoxicated as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, usually by drinking alcoholic beverages.
  4. Elated or emboldened.


  1. A drinking-bout; a period of drunkenness.
  2. A habitual drinker, especially one who is frequently intoxicated.
  3. A drunken state.
  4. One who is intoxicated with alcohol.


  1. Simple past tense of drink.
  2. Past participle of drink.

drunk frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word drunk occurs in english on average 28.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics drunk 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 drunk can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to drunk


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