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Pronunciation of Flounder: Learn how to pronounce Flounder in English correctly

Learn how to say Flounder correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word flounder:

[no object]
struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water:
he was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters
struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion:
she floundered, not knowing quite what to say
be in serious difficulty:
many firms are floundering



late 16th century: perhaps a blend of founder3 and blunder, or perhaps symbolic, fl- frequently beginning words connected with swift or sudden movement

Do not confuse flounder with founder. Flounder means ‘stagger clumsily in mud or water’ or ‘be confused or in difficulty’ (
new recruits floundering about in the first week
), whereas founder means ‘fail or come to nothing’ (
the scheme foundered because of lack of backing