how to pronounce frieze


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frieze is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… gorilla girl to The Frieze Art Fair in …”

meanings of frieze


  1. Any sculptured or richly ornamented band in a building or, by extension, in rich pieces of furniture.
  2. A kind of coarse woolen cloth or stuff with a shaggy or tufted (friezed) nap on one side.
  3. A banner with a series of pictures.
  4. That part of the entablature of an order which is between the architrave and cornice. It is a flat member or face, either uniform or broken by triglyphs, and often enriched with figures and other ornaments of sculpture.


  1. To put a frieze on.
  2. To make a nap on (cloth); to friz.


  1. A surname​.

frieze frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word frieze occurs in english on average 0.2 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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