how to pronounce sacred


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sacred is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… is home to a sacred destination which is …”

meanings of sacred


  1. Consecrated; dedicated; devoted.
  2. Spiritual; concerned with metaphysics.
  3. Designated or exalted by a divine sanction; possessing the highest title to obedience, honor, reverence, or veneration; entitled to extreme reverence; venerable.
  4. Religious; relating to religion, or to the services of religion; not secular.
  5. Solemnly devoted, in a bad sense, as to evil, vengeance, curse, or the like; accursed; baleful.
  6. Characterized by solemn religious ceremony or religious use, especially, in a positive sense; consecrated, made holy.
  7. Not to be profaned or violated; inviolable.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sacre.

sacred frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sacred occurs in english on average 20.4 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 sacred 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 sacred can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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