how to pronounce rumor


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rumor is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… associated with a nasty rumor that one …”

meanings of rumor


  1. A statement or claim of questionable accuracy, from no known reliable source, usually spread by word of mouth.
  2. Information or misinformation of the kind contained in such claims.


  1. To tell a rumor about; to gossip.

rumor frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rumor occurs in english on average 4.2 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 rumor 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 rumor can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to rumor


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