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nod is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Artemis a nod to the Apollo program this …”

meanings of nod


  1. To fall asleep while under the influence of opiates.
  2. To signify by a nod.
  3. To briefly incline the head downwards as a cursory greeting.
  4. To sway, move up and down.
  5. To allude to something.
  6. To head; to strike the ball with one's head.
  7. To make a mistake by being temporarily inattentive or tired.
  8. To incline the head up and down, as to indicate agreement.
  9. To gradually fall asleep.


  1. An instance of inclining the head up and down, as to indicate agreement, or as a cursory greeting.
  2. Initialism of Night Optical/Observation Device.
  3. Approval.
  4. A nomination.
  5. A reference or allusion to something.
  6. Initialism of notice Of disagreement; filed by an appellant in response to a denial of veteran's benefits in United States law.

nod frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word nod occurs in english on average 9.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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