how to pronounce doyen


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doyen is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of doyen


  1. The senior, or eldest male member of a group.
  2. A leading light, or exemplar of a particular practice or movement.
  3. A commander in charge of ten men.

doyen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word doyen occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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