how to pronounce mad


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mad is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… showing off his mad skills here with …”

meanings of mad


  1. Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.
  2. Having impaired polarity.
  3. Angry, annoyed.
  4. Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.
  5. Used litotically to indicate satisfaction or approval.
  6. Bizarre; incredible.
  7. Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.
  8. Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.
  9. Wildly confused or excited.
  10. Abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.


  1. To madden, to anger, to frustrate.
  2. To be or become mad.


  1. Initialism of mutually assured destruction.
  2. Abbreviation of magnetic anomaly detector.


  1. Intensifier; to a large degree; extremely; exceedingly; very; unbelievably.


  1. Acronym of Michigan algorithm decoder, a programming language, a variant of ALGOL, developed in 1959 at the University of Michigan.

mad frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word mad occurs in english on average 47.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

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