how to pronounce poorhouse


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poorhouse is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… brick-and-mortar poorhouse is because I …”

meanings of poorhouse


  1. A charitable institution where poor or homeless people are lodged.
  2. A workhouse.

poorhouse frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word poorhouse occurs in english on average 0.1 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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