how to pronounce tuft


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tuft is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of tuft


  1. A bunch of feathers, grass or hair, etc., held together at the base.
  2. A small clump of trees or bushes.
  3. A cluster of threads drawn tightly through upholstery, a mattress or a quilt, etc., to secure and strengthen the padding.
  4. A gold tassel on the cap worn by titled undergraduates at English universities.
  5. A person entitled to wear such a tassel.


  1. To provide or decorate with a tuft or tufts.
  2. To form into tufts.
  3. To secure and strengthen (a mattress, quilt, etc.) with tufts.
  4. To be formed into tufts.


  1. A surname​.

tuft frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tuft occurs in english on average 0.3 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 tuft 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 tuft can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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