how to pronounce excellence


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the above transcription of excellence 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.

excellence is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… are you preparing for an excellence well …”

meanings of excellence


  1. An excellent or valuable quality; something at which any someone excels; a virtue.
  2. Something in which one excels.
  3. The quality of being excellent; brilliance.


  1. A title of honor or respect; more common in the form Excellency.

excellence frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word excellence occurs in english on average 6.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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