how to pronounce napoleon


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napoleon is pronounced in four syllables

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

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meanings of napoleon


  1. The franc germinal: a 20-franc gold coin issued under Napoleon.
  2. Clipping of double napoleon: a form of patience.
  3. A 19th-century five-card trick-taking game simplified from euchre.
  4. A person resembling Napoleon Bonaparte, in having come to dominate an area or sphere of activity through ruthlessness or illegality as well as surpassing ability.
  5. Clipping of Napoleon boot: a form of topboot worn by officers during the Napoleonic Wars.
  6. Clipping of Napoleon brandy: any excellent brandy; a serving of such a brandy.
  7. Clipping of Napoleon gun: a 12-pounder cannon first used by the Second French Empire.
  8. A multi-layered stacked pastry.
  9. Alternative form of nap: a horse to go nap on, a sure thing, a certain winner; a prediction of such a horse; a bet on such a horse.
  10. Clipping of Napoleon cake: another name for a millefeuille pastry.
  11. Other subsequent 20-franc coins, notes, or values.
  12. Alternative form of napoleon.
  13. Clipping of Napoleon bigarreau: a variety of the white-fleshed bigarreau cherry; a variety of cherry tree bearing such fruit.


  1. A male given name from Italian sometimes given in honor of the French emperor.
  2. A city, the county seat of Henry County, Ohio.
  3. A city, the county seat of Logan County, North Dakota.
  4. A village in Silesia, Poland.
  5. A ghost town in Arkansas.
  6. A town in Indiana.
  7. Napoleon Bonaparte.
  8. An unincorporated community in Mississippi.
  9. A city in Missouri.
  10. A census-designated place in Michigan.
  11. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.

napoleon frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word napoleon occurs in english on average 3.9 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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1) business and work;

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