how to pronounce rave


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rave is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… released to rave reviews in 2011 there …”

meanings of rave


  1. To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
  2. Simple past tense of rive.
  3. To attend a rave (dance party).
  4. To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
  5. To rush wildly or furiously.
  6. To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about, of, or (formerly) on.


  1. An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
  2. One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.
  3. An all-night dance party with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
  4. The genres of electronic dance music usually associated with rave parties.


  1. A surname​.

rave frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rave occurs in english on average 4.3 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 rave 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 rave can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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