how to pronounce truant


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truant is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… as a truant and this can lead to what …”

meanings of truant


  1. To idle away; to waste.
  2. To idle away time.
  3. To play truant.


  1. Absent without permission, especially from school.
  2. Wandering from business or duty; straying; loitering; idle, and shirking duty.


  1. One who is absent without permission, especially from school.

truant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word truant occurs in english on average 0.2 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 truant 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 truant can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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