how to pronounce slough


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

“… from the the emerging town of Slough as …”

meanings of slough


  1. Dead skin on a sore or ulcer.
  2. The skin shed by a snake or other reptile.
  3. A type of swamp or shallow lake system, typically formed as or by the backwater of a larger waterway, similar to a bayou with trees.
  4. A secondary channel of a river delta, usually flushed by the tide.
  5. A muddy or marshy area.
  6. A small pond, often alkaline, many but not all formed by glacial potholes.
  7. A state of depression.


  1. To discard.
  2. To commit truancy, be absent from school without permission. (compare ditch).
  3. To shed (skin).
  4. To slide off (like a layer of skin).


  1. A borough and unitary authority (Slough Borough Council) in Berkshire.
  2. A town in east Berkshire, England (formerly Buckinghamshire), close to Heathrow Airport.

slough frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word slough occurs in english on average 2.2 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.

topics slough 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 slough can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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