how to pronounce empire


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the above transcription of empire is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

empire frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word empire occurs in english on average 24.3 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.

empire is pronounced in three syllables

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

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meanings of empire


  1. An expansive and powerful enterprise under the control of one person or group.
  2. Control, dominion, sway.
  3. A political unit ruled by an emperor or empress.
  4. A political unit, typically having an extensive territory or comprising a number of territories or nations (especially one comprising one or more kingdoms) and ruled by a single supreme authority.
  5. A group of states or other territories that owe allegiance to a foreign power.


  1. Alternative letter-case form of Empire.
  2. Following or imitating a style popular during the First French Empire (1804-1814).
  3. Having the waistline just below the bust; featuring an empire waist.
  4. Produced in a dependency of the British Empire or Commonwealth of Nations.


  1. A census-designated place in Stanislaus County, California, United States.
  2. A census-designated place in Washoe County, Nevada, United States.

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