how to pronounce pope


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pope is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… Cuba not only did Pope Francis include …”

meanings of pope


  1. Any similar head of a religion.
  2. Any similarly absolute and 'infallible' authority.
  3. An effigy of the pope traditionally burnt in Britain on Guy Fawkes' Day and (occasionally) at other times.
  4. The ruffe, a small Eurasian freshwater fish (Gymnocephalus cernua); others of its genus.
  5. Alternative letter-case form of pope.
  6. The Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica).
  7. The whippoorwill (Caprimulgus vociferus).
  8. The nighthawk (Chordeiles minor).
  9. Any mulled wine (traditionally including tokay) considered similar and superior to bishop.
  10. A theocrat, a priest-king, including (at first especially) over the imaginary land of Prester John or (now) in figurative and alliterative uses.
  11. (Roman Catholicism and generally) An honorary title of the Roman Catholic bishop of Rome as father and head of his church, a sovereign of the Vatican city state.
  12. The red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana).
  13. An honorary title of the Coptic bishop of Alexandria as father and head of his church.
  14. Pope Day, the present Guy Fawkes Day.
  15. The painted bunting (Passerina ciris).
  16. Alternative form of pop, a Russian Orthodox priest.
  17. Any bishop of the early Christian church.
  18. An honorary title of the Orthodox bishop of Alexandria as father and head of his autocephalous church.


  1. To convert to Roman Catholicism.
  2. To act as or like a pope.


  1. An English surname originating as a nickname.

pope frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word pope occurs in english on average 10.6 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.

topics pope can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pope can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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