how to pronounce roost


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the above transcription of roost 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.

roost is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… come home to roost or hatch earth …”

meanings of roost


  1. The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).
  2. A bedroom.
  3. A tidal race.
  4. The inner roof of a cottage.
  5. A group of birds roosting together.


  1. Alternative form of roust.
  2. To spend the night.
  3. To settle on a perch in order to sleep or rest.

roost frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word roost occurs in english on average 1.4 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 roost 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 roost can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to roost


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