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raven is pronounced in two syllables

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“… most famous poem The Raven it became an …”

meanings of raven


  1. Any of several, generally large and lustrous black species of birds in the genus Corvus, especially the common raven, Corvus corax.
  2. Rapine; rapacity.
  3. A jet-black colour.
  4. Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.


  1. To prey on with rapacity.
  2. To show rapacity; to be greedy (for something).
  3. To devour with great eagerness.
  4. To obtain or seize by violence.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A female given name from English for a girl with raven hair, used since the 1970s.
  3. A male given name.


  1. Of the color of the raven; jet-black.

raven frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word raven occurs in english on average 2.3 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 raven 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 raven can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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