how to pronounce fraternal


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fraternal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… than fraternal twins and you can use the …”

meanings of fraternal


  1. Of or pertaining to a fraternity.
  2. Of or pertaining to a brother or brothers.
  3. Of twins or embryos, produced from two different eggs and sperm, and genetically distinct.
  4. Platonic or friendly.


  1. A society formed to provide mutual aid, such as insurance.
  2. A fraternal twin.

fraternal frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fraternal occurs in english on average 0.7 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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