how to pronounce pharaoh


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pharaoh is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Egyptian pharaoh anthony plays the lead …”

meanings of pharaoh


  1. Alternative form of pharaoh.
  2. The supreme ruler of Ancient Egypt; a formal address for the sovereign seat of power as personified by the 'king' in an institutional role of Horus son of Osiris; often used by metonymy for Ancient Egyptian sovereignty.
  3. The card game faro.


  1. Any specific pharaoh.

pharaoh frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pharaoh occurs in english on average 2.2 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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