how to pronounce elder

/ˈɛldɚ/

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elder frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word elder occurs in english on average 20.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

elder is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it left elder parents alone there are …”

meanings of elder

noun:

  1. An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.
  2. A pagan or Heathen priest or priestess.
  3. One who lived at an earlier period; a predecessor.
  4. An officer of a church, sometimes having teaching responsibilities.
  5. Title for a male missionary; title for a general authority.
  6. A small tree, Sambucus nigra, having white flowers in a cluster, and edible purple berries.
  7. Any of the other species of the genus Sambucus: small trees, shrubs or herbaceous perennials with red, purple, or white/yellow berries (some of which are poisonous).
  8. A cow's udder, especially used as food.
  9. One who is older than another.
  10. One ordained to the lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.
  11. Male missionary.
  12. A clergyman authorized to administer all the sacraments.

adjective:

  1. Comparative degree of old: older, greater than another in age or seniority.

verb:

  1. To admonish or reprove for improper conduct by the elders of the meeting.

name:

  1. A surname​.

words with pronunciation similar to elder

welderendereldersalderelseselleracrenadirwelteredger

words that rhyme with elder

welder

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