What does rote mean?
1 : the use of memory usually with little intelligence learn by rote. 2 : mechanical or unthinking routine or repetition a joyless sense of order, rote, and commercial hustle— L. L. King. rote.
How do you pronounce rote learning?
How do you pronounce rut?
How do you pronounce route?
How do New Yorkers pronounce route?
In a study of American dialects (link below), Stephanie Nicole Hedges finds that the probability to pronounce “route” as rhyming with “out” is 0.5 in New England, New York, and the Mid-Atlantic States, while it is 0.8 elsewhere in the USA. In the UK, route is pronounced /ru:t/, rhyming with root.
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