how to pronounce benediction


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the above transcription of benediction 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.

benediction is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… our benediction that from …”

meanings of benediction


  1. A Roman Catholic rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water and formally dedicated to God.
  2. In the Anglican church, the ceremony used to institute an abbot, analogous to the consecration of a bishop.
  3. A short invocation for help, blessing and guidance from God, said on behalf of another person or persons (sometimes at the end of a church worship service).
  4. Help, good fortune or reward from God or another supernatural source.

benediction frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word benediction occurs in english on average 0.6 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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