how to pronounce rot


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rot is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… what see one rot it what the most …”

meanings of rot


  1. To decline in function or utility.
  2. To (cause to) deteriorate in any way, as in morals; to corrupt.
  3. To make putrid; to cause to be wholly or partially decomposed by natural processes.
  4. To suffer decomposition due to biological action, especially by fungi or bacteria.
  5. To talk nonsense.
  6. To expose, as flax, to a process of maceration, etc., for the purpose of separating the fiber; to ret.
  7. To spend a long period of time (in an unpleasant place).


  1. Initialism of record of transmission.
  2. Decaying matter.
  3. The process of becoming rotten; putrefaction.
  4. Verbal nonsense.
  5. Any of several diseases in which breakdown of tissue occurs.


  1. Abbreviation of refugee Olympics team. (country code for the team).

rot frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rot occurs in english on average 3.3 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 rot 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 rot can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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