how to pronounce butchery


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butchery is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of butchery


  1. A meat market.
  2. The stereotypical behaviors and accoutrements of being a butch lesbian.
  3. A disastrous effort, an atrocious failure.
  4. The cruel, ruthless killings of humans, as at a slaughterhouse.
  5. The butchering of meat.
  6. An abattoir, a slaughterhouse.

butchery frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word butchery occurs in english on average 0.4 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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