Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: rough
IPA transcription: [ɹ'ʌf]
Pronunciations of rough
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: rough, unsmooth
    Meaning: having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
  • Synonyms: rough
    Meaning: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners"
  • Synonyms: approximate, approximative, rough
    Meaning: not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate"
  • Synonyms: rocky, rough
    Meaning: full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time"
  • Synonyms: boisterous, fierce, rough
    Meaning: violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas"
  • Synonyms: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy
    Meaning: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice"
  • Synonyms: pugnacious, rough
    Meaning: ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: rough
    Meaning: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: roughly, rough
    Meaning: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: rough_in, rough, rough_out
    Meaning: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
Usage examples
  • Nix on the rough stuff!"
  • It was a very rough passage.
  • Damn rough luck, wasn't it?"
  • I get a rough answer, do I not?
  • "You were plenty rough," Gunnar grumbled.
  • Even the rough canal boatmen were not forgotten.
  • "The murderer, with his rough boots, mounted a bicycle.
  • The sea was rough and the whitecaps overturned the boat.
  • The address, you observe is printed in rough characters.
  • The sea is nearly always rough and the weather always hot.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Effects of Hurricane Ivan in the Lesser Antilles and South America, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Triceratops, License CC BY-SA 4.0