how to pronounce observance


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observance is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… this observance which seems so much more …”

meanings of observance


  1. The practice of complying with a law, custom, command or rule.
  2. Reverence; homage.
  3. That which is to be observed.
  4. Observation or the act of watching.
  5. A rule governing a religious order, especially in the Roman Catholic church.
  6. The custom of celebrating a holiday or similar occasion.

observance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word observance occurs in english on average 1.5 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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