how to pronounce plague


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

“… Albert Camus who wrote the plague that's …”

meanings of plague


  1. Collective noun for grackles.
  2. An epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the above disease.
  3. A widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution.
  4. A grave nuisance, whatever greatly irritates.
  5. The bubonic plague, the pestilent disease caused by the virulent bacterium Yersinia pestis.


  1. To harass, pester or annoy someone persistently or incessantly.
  2. To afflict with a disease or other calamity.

plague frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word plague occurs in english on average 7.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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