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.


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

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