how to pronounce suffrage


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the above transcription of suffrage is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

suffrage is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… hard for suffrage again and suffrage …”

meanings of suffrage


  1. A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and evensong.
  2. Aid, intercession.
  3. The right to vote for elected officials in a representative democracy.
  4. A prayer, for example a prayer offered for the faithful dead.
  5. A vote in deciding a particular question.
  6. (uncountable) The right or chance to vote, express an opinion, or participate in a decision.
  7. Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
  8. The right of women to vote.

suffrage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word suffrage occurs in english on average 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.

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