how to pronounce spruce


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spruce is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you know spruce up the dudes but notice …”

meanings of spruce


  1. Made of the wood of the spruce.
  2. The wood of a spruce.
  3. Any of various large coniferous evergreen trees or shrubs from the genus Picea, found in northern temperate and boreal regions; originally and more fully spruce fir.
  4. Prussian leather; pruce.


  1. To make oneself spruce (neat and elegant in appearance).
  2. To tease.
  3. To arrange neatly; tidy up.


  1. Smart, trim, and elegant in appearance; fastidious (said of a person).


  1. Prussia.

spruce frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word spruce occurs in english on average 2.6 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 spruce 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 spruce can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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