how to pronounce flounder


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flounder is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… weeks and just sort of flounder and and …”

meanings of flounder


  1. To make clumsy attempts to move or regain one's balance.
  2. To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered. He gave a good speech, but floundered when audience members asked questions he could not answer well.
  3. To be in serious difficulty.
  4. To flop around as a fish out of water.


  1. A European species of flatfish having dull brown colouring with reddish-brown blotches; fluke, European flounder, Platichthys flesus.
  2. Any of various flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae or Bothidae.
  3. A bootmaker's tool for crimping boot fronts.

flounder frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flounder occurs in english on average 0.7 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 flounder 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 flounder can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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