how to pronounce lewd


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lewd is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… venue for lewd be removed behavior long …”

meanings of lewd


  1. Lascivious, sexually promiscuous, rude.
  2. Lay; not clerical.
  3. Base, vile, reprehensible.
  4. Uneducated.
  5. Vulgar, common; typical of the lower orders.


  1. Alternative form of lude (“take the drug quaalude").
  2. To express lust; to behave in a lewd manner.


  1. A sexually suggestive image, particularly one which does not involve full nudity.

lewd frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lewd 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.

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