how to pronounce basilica


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basilica is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… st. Mark's Basilica in Venice so …”

meanings of basilica


  1. An apartment provided in the houses of persons of importance, where assemblies were held for dispensing justice; hence, any large hall used for this purpose.
  2. A Christian church building having a nave with a semicircular apse, side aisles, a narthex and a clerestory.
  3. A Roman Catholic church or cathedral with basilican status, an honorific status granted by the pope to recognize its historical, architectural, or sacramental importance.

basilica frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word basilica occurs in english on average 1.7 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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