how to pronounce celibate


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celibate is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of celibate


  1. Not married.
  2. Abstaining from sexual relations and pleasures.


  1. A celibate state; celibacy.
  2. One who is not married, especially one who has taken a religious vow not to get married, usually because of being a member of a religious community.


  1. To practice celibacy.

celibate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word celibate 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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