how to pronounce selvage


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selvage is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of selvage


  1. The excess area of any printed or perforated sheet, such as the border on a sheet of postage stamps or the wide margins of an engraving.
  2. The edge of a woven fabric, where the weft (side-to-side) threads run around the warp (top to bottom) threads, creating a finished edge.
  3. A distinct border of a mass of igneous rock. It is usually fine-grained or glassy due to rapid cooling.
  4. Clay-like material found along and around a geological fault.
  5. The edge plate of a lock, through which the bolt passes.
  6. That part of a lode adjacent to the walls on either side.
  7. Any edge of fabric finished so as to prevent raveling.


  1. A surname​.

selvage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word selvage occurs in english on average 0.3 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 selvage 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 selvage can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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