how to pronounce prostration


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prostration is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… of prostration messaging really that …”

meanings of prostration


  1. A part of the ordination of Catholic and Orthodox priests.
  2. Being laid face down (prone).
  3. The condition of being prostrated, as from heat; complete loss of strength.
  4. The act or condition of prostrating oneself (lying flat), as a sign of humility.
  5. A reverential bow performed in Middle Eastern cultures.


  1. The 32nd sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.

prostration frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word prostration 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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