how to pronounce prophecy


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the above transcription of prophecy is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

prophecy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a self-fulfilling prophecy if you select …”

meanings of prophecy


  1. A prediction, especially one made by a prophet or under divine inspiration.
  2. The public interpretation of Scripture.


  1. Alternative form of prophesy.

prophecy frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word prophecy occurs in english on average 5.9 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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