how to pronounce peruse


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the above transcription of peruse is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

peruse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… want to peruse through my website …”

meanings of peruse


  1. To examine or consider with care.
  2. To go from place to place; to wander.
  3. To look over casually; to skim.
  4. To read completely.


  1. An examination or perusal; an instance of perusing.

peruse frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word peruse occurs in english on average 2.4 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 peruse 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 peruse can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to peruse


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