how to pronounce adultery


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the above transcription of adultery is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

adultery is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… client's thought of how adultery in …”

meanings of adultery


  1. Faithlessness in religion.
  2. The fine and penalty formerly imposed for the offence of adultery.
  3. Adulteration; corruption.
  4. The intrusion of a person into a bishopric during the life of the bishop.
  5. Injury; degradation; ruin.
  6. Sexual intercourse by a married person with someone other than their spouse.
  7. Lewdness or unchastity of thought as well as act, as forbidden by the seventh commandment.

adultery frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word adultery occurs in english on average 2.9 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.

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