how to pronounce dud


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dud is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of dud


  1. (informal) A failure of any kind.
  2. A device or machine that is useless because it does not work properly or has failed to work, such as a bomb, or explosive projectile.
  3. Clothes, now always used in plural form duds.
  4. A loser; an unlucky person.
  5. A lottery ticket that does not give a payout.

dud frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dud occurs in english on average 0.7 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 dud 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 dud can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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