how to pronounce scold


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scold is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… criticize or scold with scathing …”

meanings of scold


  1. To rebuke angrily.
  2. Misconstruction of scald.


  1. A person who habitually scolds, in particular a troublesome and angry woman.

scold frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scold occurs in english on average 1 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 scold 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 scold can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to scold


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