how to pronounce excelsior


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excelsior is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of excelsior


  1. Loftier, yet higher, more elevated; ever upward.
  2. More surpassing, more excelling.


  1. The size of type between Norse and brilliant, standardized as 3-point.
  2. Stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair.

excelsior frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word excelsior occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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