how to pronounce halcyon


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halcyon is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of halcyon


  1. A tropical kingfisher of the genus Halcyon, such as the sacred kingfisher (Halcyon sancta) of Australia.
  2. A kingfisher said in classical mythology to nest on the sea, thereby calming the waters.


  1. Calm, undisturbed, peaceful, serene.
  2. Pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.

halcyon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word halcyon occurs in english on average 0.6 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 halcyon 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 halcyon can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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