how to pronounce penchant


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the above transcription of penchant 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.

penchant is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… she's a cannibal with a penchant for …”

meanings of penchant


  1. Taste, liking, or inclination (for). He has a penchant for fine wine.
  2. A card game resembling bezique.
  3. In the game of penchant, any queen and jack of different suits held at the same time.

penchant frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word penchant occurs in english on average 3.2 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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