how to pronounce maroon

/mɚˈun/

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maroon is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of maroon

noun:

  1. An escaped negro slave of the Caribbean and the Americas or a descendant of escaped slaves.
  2. A rich dark red, somewhat brownish, color.
  3. A member of the Queensland State of Origin rugby league team, who wear maroon-coloured jerseys.
  4. A castaway; a person who has been marooned.
  5. A rocket-propelled firework or skyrocket, often one used as a signal (e.g. to summon the crew of a lifeboat or warn of an air raid).
  6. An idiot; a fool.
  7. Alternative form of maroon (“descendant of escaped slaves").

adjective:

  1. Associated with Maroon culture, communities or peoples.
  2. Of a maroon color.

verb:

  1. To abandon in a remote, desolate place, as on a desert island.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to maroon

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