how to pronounce woolly


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woolly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… in their woolly embrace last week I …”

meanings of woolly


  1. Made of wool. Put on a woolly jumper and turn down the thermostat.
  2. Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool.
  3. Clothed in wool.
  4. Based on emotions rather than logic.
  5. Unclear, fuzzy, hazy, cloudy.


  1. A woolly back; someone from the area around Liverpool, not from Liverpool itself.
  2. A sheep not yet shorn.
  3. A sweater or similar garment made of wool.
  4. A piece of woolwork.

woolly frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word woolly occurs in english on average 1.3 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 woolly 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 woolly can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to woolly


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