how to pronounce tabernacle


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tabernacle is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… in the tabernacle of my palette beckons …”

meanings of tabernacle


  1. A temporary place of worship, especially a tent, for a tent meeting, as with a venue for revival meetings.
  2. Any abode or dwelling place, or especially the human body as the temporary dwelling place of the soul, or life.
  3. A hinged device allowing for the easy folding of a mast 90 degrees from perpendicular, as for transporting the boat on a trailer, or passing under a bridge.
  4. The portable tent used before the construction of the temple, where the shekinah (presence of God) was believed to dwell.
  5. The Jewish Temple at Jerusalem (as continuing the functions of the earlier tabernacle).
  6. Any portable shrine used in heathen or idolatrous worship.
  7. Any house of worship; used especially of Mormon churches.
  8. A sukkah, the booth or 'tabernacle' used during the Jewish Feast of Sukkot.
  9. A small ornamented cupboard or box used for the reserved sacrament of the Eucharist, normally located in an especially prominent place in a Roman Catholic church.
  10. Any temporary dwelling; a hut, tent, or booth.


  1. To dwell; to abide for a time.

tabernacle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tabernacle occurs in english on average 1.7 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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