how to pronounce rough


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rough is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… he had a lot of rough edges he could be …”

meaning of rough

Rough means not smooth or even.

rough frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word rough occurs in english on average 32.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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