how to pronounce shred


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shred is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… to like I don't like to shred it like …”

meanings of shred


  1. To reduce by a large percentage.
  2. To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips.
  3. To ride aggressively.
  4. To lop; to prune; to trim.
  5. To play very fast (especially guitar solos in rock and metal genres).
  6. To drop fat and water weight before a competition.


  1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
  2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle; a very small amount.

shred frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shred occurs in english on average 1.1 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 shred 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 shred can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to shred


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