how to pronounce enlightened


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enlightened is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… white she's an enlightened white person …”

meanings of enlightened


  1. Educated or informed.
  2. Made aware of something.
  3. Freed from illusion.
  4. Exceedingly wise.


  1. Someone who has been introduced to the mysteries of some activity, religion especially Buddhism.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of enlighten.

enlightened frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word enlightened occurs in english on average 4.5 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 enlightened 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 enlightened can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with enlightened


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