how to pronounce sough


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sough is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of sough


  1. A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying.
  2. A small drain; an adit.
  3. A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  4. A murmuring sound; rushing, rustling, or whistling sound.
  5. A (deep) sigh.
  6. A vague rumour.


  1. To drain.
  2. To make a soft rustling or murmuring sound.


  1. A hamlet in Kelbrook and Sough parish, Pendle borough, Lancashire, England (OS grid ref SD9045).

sough frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sough occurs in english on average 0.1 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 sough can be related to

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1) communication, information, and media;

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