Definition of rote in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəʊt/


[mass noun]
Mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned: a poem learnt by rote in childhood [as modifier]: rote learning
More example sentences
  • Argento is barely featured, and when he is talking, the answers seem like rote repetitions of things he's said about the film thousands of times before.
  • This was said without conviction, as if learned by rote.
  • I never learned by rote, nor have I ever believed it's the way to learn.
mechanically, automatically, without thinking, unthinkingly, parrot-fashion, mindlessly;


Middle English (also in the sense 'habit, custom'): of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with rote

afloat, bloat, boat, capote, coat, connote, cote, dote, emote, float, gloat, goat, groat, misquote, moat, mote, note, oat, outvote, promote, quote, shoat, smote, stoat, Succoth, table d'hôte, Terre Haute, throat, tote, vote, wrote

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