how to pronounce desmond


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desmond is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of desmond


  1. A male given name transferred from the surname; popular in Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.
  2. An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Deasmhumhnaigh " a man from South Munster".


  1. A lower second class honours or 2.2 degree.

desmond frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word desmond occurs in english on average 2.2 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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