Definition of rote in English:

Share this entry

rote

Pronunciation: /rōt/

noun

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.
Synonyms
mechanically, automatically, unthinkingly, mindlessly;
from memory, by heart

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: rote

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.