how to pronounce adage


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adage is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of adage in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… know with the the age-old adage in mind …”

meanings of adage


  1. An old saying which has been overused or considered a cliché; a trite maxim.
  2. An old saying which has obtained credit by long use.

adage frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word adage occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics adage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that adage can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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