how to pronounce circumcise


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circumcise is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and the original circumcise is the …”

meanings of circumcise


  1. To surgically remove the foreskin (prepuce) from a penis.
  2. To surgically remove the clitoris (clitoridectomy), clitoral hood, or labia.

circumcise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word circumcise occurs in english on average 0.2 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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