how to pronounce purgatory


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purgatory is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… state after death called purgatory a …”

meanings of purgatory


  1. Any situation where suffering is endured, particularly as part of a process of redemption.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Purgatory.


  1. Tending to cleanse; expiatory.


  1. An intermediate state after death in which some of those ultimately destined for Heaven must first undergo purification prior to entering Heaven.

purgatory frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word purgatory occurs in english on average 1.8 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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