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orb is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of orb in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of orb
A circle; especially, a circle, or nearly circular orbit, described by the revolution of a heavenly body; an orbit.
A blank window or panel.
Initialism of object request broker.
A spherical body; a globe; especially, one of the celestial spheres; a sun, planet, or star.
A translucent sphere appearing in flash photography (Orb (optics)).
A sphere of action.
The eye, as luminous and spherical.
A period of time marked off by the revolution of a heavenly body.
A globus cruciger; a ceremonial sphere used to represent royal power.
One of the azure transparent spheres conceived by the ancients to be enclosed one within another, and to carry the heavenly bodies in their revolutions.
A revolving circular body; a wheel.
A body of soldiers drawn up in a circle, as for defence, especially infantry to repel cavalry.
To become round like an orb.
To form into an orb or circle.
To encircle; to surround; to enclose.
orb frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word orb occurs in english on average 1.6 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.