how to pronounce follies


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the above transcription of follies 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.

follies frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word follies occurs in english on average 0.9 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.

follies is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and ziegfeld's follies were the tame …”

meanings of follies


  1. Plural of folly.
  2. A lavishly-produced theatrical revue characterized by major stars, huge casts, and opulent costumes and scenery.

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