how to pronounce rude


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the above transcription of rude 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.

rude is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… was rude a couple years back I have an …”

meanings of rude


  1. Hearty, vigorous; found particularly in the phrase rude health.
  2. Somewhat obscene, pornographic, offensive.
  3. Bad-mannered.
  4. Undeveloped, unskilled, basic.
  5. Tough, robust.

rude frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word rude occurs in english on average 13 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 rude 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 rude can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to rude


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