how to pronounce bilge


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bilge is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of bilge in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… or even a literal bilge rat perform the …”

meanings of bilge


  1. The rounded portion of a ship's hull, forming a transition between the bottom and the sides.
  2. The bulging part of a barrel or cask.
  3. The lowest inner part of a ship's hull, where water accumulates.
  4. The water accumulated in the bilge, the bilge water.
  5. Stupid talk or writing; nonsense.


  1. To break open the bilge(s) of.
  2. To spring a leak in the bilge.
  3. To bulge or swell.

bilge frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bilge 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 bilge 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 bilge can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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