how to pronounce nought

/nɔːt/

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nought frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nought occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

nought is pronounced in one syllable

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nɔːt

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

“… in trips by nought to 15 year olds so …”

meanings of nought

noun:

  1. A thing or person of no worth or value; nil.
  2. Nothing; something which does not exist.
  3. Not any quantity of number; zero; the score of no points in a game.
  4. The figure or character representing, or having the shape of, zero.

adjective:

  1. Good for nothing; worthless.
  2. Wicked, immoral.

adverb:

  1. Not.
  2. To no extent; in no way; not at all.

verb:

  1. To abase, to set at nought.

pronoun:

  1. Nothing; zero.

words with pronunciation similar to nought

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