how to pronounce banns


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the above transcription of banns 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.

banns is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of banns


  1. The announcement of a forthcoming marriage (legally required for a church wedding in England and Wales and read on the three Sundays preceding the marriage).
  2. Historically, any public announcement of a coming event.

banns frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word banns occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

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