how to pronounce ancestry


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ancestry is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a biological ancestry but who and what …”

meanings of ancestry


  1. Condition as to ancestors; ancestral lineage; hence, birth or honorable descent.
  2. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.

ancestry frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word ancestry occurs in english on average 2.5 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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