how to pronounce thought


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thought is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and the more I thought about it I said …”

meanings of thought


  1. The operation by which such forms arise or are manipulated; the process of thinking; the agency by which thinking is accomplished.
  2. Anxiety, distress.
  3. A way of thinking (associated with a group, nation or region).
  4. Form created in the mind, rather than the forms perceived through the five senses; an instance of thinking.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of think.

thought frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word thought occurs in english on average 556.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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