how to pronounce epithet


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epithet is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Douglass wrote a fitting epithet in him …”

meanings of epithet


  1. A term used to characterize a person or thing.
  2. An abusive or contemptuous word or phrase.
  3. A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person.
  4. One of many formulaic words or phrases used in the Iliad and Odyssey to characterize a person, a group of people, or a thing.
  5. A word in the scientific name of a taxon following the name of the genus or species. This applies only to formal names of plants, fungi and bacteria. In formal names of animals the corresponding term is the specific name.


  1. To term; to refer to as.

epithet frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word epithet occurs in english on average 0.6 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 epithet 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 epithet can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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