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sludge is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… processes or sewage sludge for example …”

meanings of sludge


  1. Solids separated from suspension in a liquid.
  2. A mass of small pieces of ice on the surface of a body of water.
  3. An acronym used to help remember the common symptoms of certain affections of a cholinergic toxidrome: "salivation, lacrimation, urination, defecation, gastrointestinal upset, emesis".
  4. Sludge metal.
  5. A residual semi-solid material left from industrial, water treatment, or wastewater treatment processes.
  6. A sediment of accumulated minerals in a steam boiler.


  1. To slop or drip slowly.
  2. To slump or slouch.

sludge frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sludge occurs in english on average 2.1 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.

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