how to pronounce gaudy


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gaudy is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it's gaudy and European and necessarily …”

meanings of gaudy


  1. Very showy or ornamented, now especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner.
  2. Fun; merry; festive.


  1. One of the large beads in the rosary at which the paternoster is recited.
  2. A reunion held by one of the colleges of the University of Oxford for alumni, normally held during the summer vacations.

gaudy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gaudy occurs in english on average 1.6 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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