how to pronounce madder


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madder is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of madder


  1. The root of the plant, used as a medicine or a dye.
  2. A deep reddish purple colour, like that of the dye.
  3. A herbaceous plant, Rubia tinctorum, native to Asia, cultivated for a red-purple dye (alizarin) obtained from the root.
  4. A dye made from the plant.
  5. Obsolete form of mether.


  1. Of a deep reddish purple colour, like that of the dye.
  2. Comparative form of mad: more mad.

madder frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word madder occurs in english on average 0.4 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 madder 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 madder can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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