how to pronounce lure


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lure is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… needed a way to lure shoppers back to …”

meanings of lure


  1. A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
  2. A trumpet with long curved tube, used for calling cattle, etc.
  3. A velvet smoothing brush.
  4. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
  5. An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.


  1. To attract by temptation etc.
  2. To recall a hawk with a lure.

lure frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lure occurs in english on average 4.9 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.

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