how to pronounce digress


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digress is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Basterds but well I digress after the …”

meanings of digress


  1. To turn aside from the right path; to transgress; to offend.
  2. To step or turn aside; to deviate; to swerve; especially, to turn aside from the main subject of attention, or course of argument, in writing or speaking.

digress frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word digress occurs in english on average 0.5 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 digress 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 digress can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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