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lance is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of lance pronunciation
An example use of lance in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… uh lance rubin and megan and of course …”
meanings of lance
A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by horsemen.
A wooden spear, sometimes hollow, used in jousting or tilting, designed to shatter on impact with the opposing knight's armour.
A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
A spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
One of the small paper cases filled with combustible composition, which mark the outlines of a figure.
An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.
To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
To throw in the manner of a lance; to lanch.
To open with a lancet; to pierce.
A patronymic surname.
A male given name from the Germanic languages, pet form of Lancelot or transferred use of the surname; by folk etymology associated with a lance.
lance frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word lance occurs in english on average 2.6 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.