how to pronounce abbess


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abbess is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of abbess in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… this in a abbess ode from last year I …”

meanings of abbess


  1. A woman who runs a brothel; a woman employed by a prostitute to find clients.
  2. A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks.

abbess frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word abbess occurs in english on average 0.6 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 abbess can be related to

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