how to pronounce ruffle


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ruffle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to talk and use a ruffle of finger love …”

meanings of ruffle


  1. To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.
  2. To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
  3. To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.
  4. To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
  5. To throw together in a disorderly manner.
  6. To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
  7. To erect in a ruff, as feathers.
  8. To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
  9. To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.


  1. A low, vibrating beat of a drum, quieter than a roll; a ruff.
  2. Disturbance; agitation; commotion.
  3. Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.
  4. The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur.

ruffle frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ruffle occurs in english on average 2.8 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 ruffle 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 ruffle can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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