how to pronounce ripe


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ripe is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… avocado wasn't as ripe as it was I'd …”

meanings of ripe


  1. Ready for action or effect; prepared.
  2. Like ripened fruit in ruddiness and plumpness.
  3. Of a conflict between parties, having developed to a stage where the conflict may be reviewed by a court of law.
  4. Ready for reaping or gathering; having attained perfection; mature.
  5. Intoxicated.
  6. Smelly: having a disagreeable odor.
  7. Advanced to the state of fitness for use; mellow.
  8. Having attained its full development; mature; perfected.
  9. Maturated or suppurated; ready to discharge (said of sores, tumors, etc.).


  1. A fruit or vegetable which has ripened.
  2. The bank of a river.


  1. To search; to rummage.
  2. To ripen or mature.

ripe frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ripe occurs in english on average 9.1 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 ripe 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 ripe can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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