how to pronounce maroon


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maroon is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of maroon


  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").


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


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


  1. A surname​.

maroon frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word maroon occurs in english on average 2.6 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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