how to pronounce reverence


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reverence is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… much greater attention and reverence and …”

meanings of reverence


  1. An act of showing respect, such as a bow.
  2. The state of being revered.
  3. A form of address for some members of the clergy.
  4. Veneration; profound awe and respect, normally in a sacred context.
  5. That which deserves or exacts manifestations of reverence; reverend character; dignity; state.


  1. To show or feel reverence to.

reverence frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word reverence occurs in english on average 3.5 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.

words that rhyme with reverence


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