how to pronounce elude


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the above transcription of elude is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

elude is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… guidance to elude slave catchers number …”

meanings of elude


  1. To shake off a pursuer; to give someone the slip.
  2. To escape understanding of; to be incomprehensible to.
  3. To evade, or escape from someone or something, especially by using cunning or skill.

elude frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word elude occurs in english on average 0.8 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 elude 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 elude can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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