how to pronounce humdrum


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humdrum is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… court is often a very humdrum routine …”

meanings of humdrum


  1. The quality of lacking variety or excitement.
  2. A stupid fellow.


  1. Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.

humdrum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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