how to pronounce knead


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knead is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it knead it mix it and knit it and …”

meanings of knead


  1. To make an alternating pressing motion with the two front paws.
  2. To treat or form as if by kneading; to beat.
  3. To mix thoroughly; form into a homogeneous compound.
  4. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; especially, to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, the materials of bread, cake, etc.


  1. The act of kneading something.

knead frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word knead occurs in english on average 5.1 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 knead 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 knead can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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