how to pronounce relic


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relic is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it's impenetrable a seeming relic from …”

meanings of relic


  1. A part of the body of a saint, or an ancient religious object, kept for veneration.
  2. Something old and outdated, possibly kept for sentimental reasons.
  3. That which remains; that which is left after loss or decay; a remaining portion.


  1. To cause (an object) to appear old or worn, to distress.

relic frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word relic occurs in english on average 2.1 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

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