how to pronounce burnish


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burnish is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of burnish


  1. To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
  2. To make smooth or shiny by rubbing; to polish; to shine.
  3. To make appear positive and highly respected.


  1. Polish; lustre.

burnish frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word burnish occurs in english on average 0.3 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 burnish 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 burnish can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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