Today’s English word of the day is: obstreperous. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘obstreperous’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
obstreperous: (formal or humorous) noisy and difficult to control
American English Pronunciation: /əbˈstrɛpərəs/
🙂: I forgot to tell you. Aunt Becky called, and she wants to visit for a few days in October.
😬: Will it be just her, or are we to expect Aunt Becky and her six obstreperous munchkins? The last time she brought her kids, I just about had to check myself into a mental health facility afterwards.
😩: I thought country life would be quiet and peaceful, but with the obstreperous cows next door, I haven’t had a moment’s peace!
😂: Obstreperous cows?! That sounds like it could be rather charming, actually!
Want more practice using the word ‘obstreperous’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun… This was also one of Lance Conrad’s words of the day! Check out his video for more details about this fun English adjective.
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
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