how to pronounce fratricide


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the above transcription of fratricide 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.

fratricide is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… is an act of fratricide and who saw that …”

meanings of fratricide


  1. The killing of one's brother (or sister).
  2. A person who commits this crime.
  3. The undesirable situation where the separate missiles from a MIRV interfere with each other as they explode.
  4. The intentional or unintentional killing of a comrade in arms.

fratricide frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word fratricide 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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