how to pronounce dean


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dean is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… one because as a Dean away kind of …”

meanings of dean


  1. A hill.
  2. A senior official in a college or university, who may be in charge of a division or faculty (for example, the dean of science) or have some other advisory or disciplinary function (for example, the dean of students).
  3. A dignitary or presiding officer in certain church bodies, especially an ecclesiastical dignitary, subordinate to a bishop, in charge of a chapter of canons.
  4. The senior member of some group of people.


  1. Any of various villages and hamlets in England.
  2. A habitational surname from Middle English dene “valley".
  3. A title afforded to a dean.
  4. A male given name transferred from the surname or derived from the title.


  1. To serve as a dean.
  2. To send (a student) to see the dean of a university.

dean frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dean occurs in english on average 12.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics dean 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 dean can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

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