how to pronounce ribald


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ribald is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of ribald


  1. Coarsely, vulgarly, or lewdly amusing; referring to sexual matters in a rude or irreverent way.


  1. An individual who is filthy or vulgar in nature.

ribald frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ribald occurs in english on average 0.3 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 ribald 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 ribald can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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