Mechanical or habitual repetition of something to be learned: a poem learned by rote in childhood
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.