how to pronounce fraught


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fraught is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… especially fraught relationship I mean …”

meanings of fraught


  1. Money paid to hire a ship or boat to transport cargo; freight.
  2. The hire of a ship or boat to transport cargo.
  3. A load; a burden.
  4. The transportation of goods, especially in a ship or boat.
  5. A ship's cargo, lading or freight.
  6. Two bucketfuls (of water).


  1. Distressed or causing distress, for example through complexity.
  2. Loaded up or charged with; accompanied by; entailing.
  3. Laden.
  4. Furnished, equipped.


  1. To form the cargo of a vessel.
  2. To load (a ship, cargo etc.).

fraught frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fraught occurs in english on average 3.4 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 fraught 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 fraught can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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