how to pronounce shrift


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shrift is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of shrift


  1. Confession to a priest.
  2. The act of going to or hearing a religious confession.
  3. Forgiveness given by a priest after confession; remission.

shrift frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shrift occurs in english on average 0.5 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.

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