how to pronounce ruse


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ruse is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… are a little bit of a ruse cheek a pop …”

meanings of ruse


  1. An action intended to deceive; a trick.
  2. Cunning, guile, trickery.
  3. A turning or doubling back, especially of animals to get out of the way of hunting dogs.


  1. Of an animal: to turn or double back to elude hunters or their hunting dogs.
  2. To deceive or trick using a ruse.


  1. A city in northeastern Bulgaria.

ruse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ruse occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

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