how to pronounce rote


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the above transcription of rote 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.

rote is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… is because that's a rote learning and …”

meanings of rote


  1. Synonym of crowd.
  2. The roar of the surf; the sound of waves breaking on the shore.
  3. Mechanical routine; a fixed, habitual, repetitive, or mechanical course of procedure.
  4. A kind of guitar, the notes of which were produced by a small wheel or wheel-like arrangement; an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy.


  1. To learn or repeat by rote.
  2. To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate.


  1. By repetition or practice.

rote frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word rote occurs in english on average 0.7 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.

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