How to Pronounce rotten?

Correct pronunciation for the word "rotten" is [ɹˈɒtən], [ɹˈɒtən], [ɹ_ˈɒ_t_ə_n].

"Rotten" in context

Rotten is a term used to describe something that has decayed, gone bad, or been damaged by decay and/or mould, or something that is of poor quality. The smell that is attributed to something rotten is due to the presence of methane and hydrogen sulphide in the air. Rotten food is a major source of food poisoning and can lead to serious health problems if consumed.

Rotten wood, when left untreated, can lead to further damage to the wooden structure, sometimes resulting in the entire structure being beyond repair and requiring replacement.

What are similar-sounding words for rotten?

  • roden,
  • rodin,
  • rowton,
  • rotunno,
  • rutten,
  • routine,
  • roten,
  • rodden,
  • Routon,
  • rowden.


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