how to pronounce dregs


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dregs is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… employing the dregs of society poor …”

meanings of dregs


  1. The worst and lowest part of something.
  2. The sediment settled at the bottom of a liquid; the lees in a container of unfiltered wine.

dregs frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dregs occurs in english on average 1.1 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 dregs 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 dregs can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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