how to pronounce pontifical


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pontifical is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… Anderson Pontifical which was discovered …”

meanings of pontifical


  1. Of or pertaining to a pontiff.
  2. Of or relating to the building of bridges.
  3. Of or pertaining to a bishop; episcopal.
  4. Of or pertaining to the pontifices of Ancient Rome.
  5. Of or pertaining to a pope; papal.
  6. Splendid; magnificent.
  7. Pompous, dignified or dogmatic.


  1. A book containing the offices, or formulas, used by a pontiff.

pontifical frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pontifical occurs in english on average 0.3 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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