how to pronounce glean


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glean is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… tell so much information to glean tips …”

meanings of glean


  1. To frugally accumulate resources from low-yield contexts.
  2. To gather what is left in (a field or vineyard).
  3. To collect (grain, grapes, etc.) left behind after the main harvest or gathering.
  4. To gather information in small amounts, with implied difficulty, bit by bit.


  1. Cleaning; afterbirth.
  2. A collection made by gleaning.

glean frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word glean 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 glean 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 glean can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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