how to pronounce proud


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proud is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… that I'm the most proud of is that now …”

meanings of proud


  1. Standing upwards as in the manner of a proud person; stately or majestic.
  2. Having too high an opinion of oneself; arrogant, supercilious.
  3. Feeling honoured (by something); feeling happy or satisfied about an event or fact; gratified.
  4. Excited by sexual desire; specifically of a female animal: in heat.
  5. That makes one feel proud (of something one did).
  6. Brave, valiant; gallant.
  7. Standing out or raised; swollen.
  8. Possessed of a due sense of what one deserves or is worth.
  9. Generating a sense of pride; being a cause for pride.


  1. A surname​.

proud frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word proud occurs in english on average 71.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to proud


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