how to pronounce dross


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dross is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of dross


  1. The impurities in metal.
  2. Residue that forms on the surface of a metal from oxidation.
  3. A waste product from working with metal.
  4. Worthless or trivial matter.
  5. Waste or impure matter.


  1. To remove dross from.

dross frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dross 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.

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