how to pronounce beguine


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beguine is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of beguine


  1. A member of a semimonastic Christian lay religious order active in Northern Europe, particularly in the Low Countries in the 13th-16th centuries.
  2. A ballroom dance, similar to a slow rumba, originally from French West Indies and popularized abroad largely through the song "Begin the Beguine"; the music for the dance.

beguine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word beguine occurs in english on average 0 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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