how to pronounce verve


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the above transcription of verve 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.

verve is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and verve therapeutics up 25 there uh …”

meanings of verve


  1. Rapture, enthusiasm.
  2. Spirit, energy.
  3. Excitement of imagination such as that which animates a poet, artist, or musician, in composing or performing.
  4. Artistic energy and enthusiasm.
  5. Vigour, vitality and liveliness.

verve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word verve occurs in english on average 2.3 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 verve 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 verve can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to verve


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