how to pronounce ruth


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the above transcription of ruth is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ruth is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… land where Ruth has created a type of …”

meanings of ruth


  1. A census-designated place in Trinity County, California, United States.
  2. A female given name from Hebrew.
  3. A census-designated place in White Pine County, Nevada, United States.
  4. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  5. Ruth, the resident of Moab around whom the text centers.


  1. Repentance; regret; remorse.
  2. Sorrow; misery; distress.
  3. Sorrow for the misery of another; pity, compassion; mercy.
  4. Something which causes regret or sorrow; a pitiful sight.

ruth frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word ruth occurs in english on average 30.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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