how to pronounce penance


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the above transcription of penance is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

penance is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… refer to the Sacrament of Penance but …”

meaning of penance

Penance is the act of self-punishment or suffering for the sake of atonement.

penance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word penance occurs in english on average 1.7 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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