how to pronounce purse


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purse is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… somewhere around here in my purse the …”

meanings of purse


  1. A small bag for carrying money.
  2. A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.
  3. A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items).
  4. A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.


  1. To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.
  2. To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
  3. To steal purses; to rob.
  4. To put into a purse.


  1. A surname​.

purse frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word purse occurs in english on average 16.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to purse


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