how to pronounce catholic


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catholic is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this rejection of the Catholic Church as …”

meanings of catholic


  1. Pertaining to all kinds of people and their range of tastes, proclivities etc.; liberal.
  2. Of the Roman Catholic church in particular.
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Catholic.
  4. Universal; all-encompassing.
  5. Of the Western Christian church, as differentiated from e.g. the Orthodox church.
  6. Alternative letter-case form of catholic.


  1. A member of a Catholic church.

catholic frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word catholic occurs in english on average 35.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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