how to pronounce propriety


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propriety is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… more propriety that the rates are too …”

meanings of propriety


  1. A characteristic; an attribute.
  2. Correct language or pronunciation.
  3. The particular character or essence of someone or something; individuality.
  4. The fact of possessing something; ownership.
  5. A piece of land owned by someone; someone's property.
  6. Correctness in behaviour and morals; good manners, seemliness.
  7. Suitability, fitness; the quality of being appropriate.
  8. More generally, something owned by someone; a possession.

propriety frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word propriety occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

topics propriety 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 propriety can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to propriety


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