how to pronounce governess


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the above transcription of governess 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.

governess is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… old governess by the courts and so what …”

meanings of governess


  1. A woman paid to educate children in their own home.
  2. A female governor.


  1. To work as governess; to educate children in their own home.

governess frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word governess occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

topics governess can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that governess can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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