how to pronounce penal


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penal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the crimes that were contemplated in the Colombian penal code that also …”

meanings of penal


  1. Subject to punishment; punishable.
  2. Of or relating to punishment.
  3. Exorbitant.
  4. Serving as a place of punishment.

penal frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word penal 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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