how to pronounce circumcision


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the above transcription of circumcision 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.

circumcision is pronounced in four syllables

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

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meanings of circumcision


  1. The surgical removal of the clitoris; clitoridectomy, usually referred to as female genital mutilation.
  2. The surgical removal of the clitoral hood of the clitoris; female circumcision.
  3. The surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis.

circumcision frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word circumcision occurs in english on average 1.4 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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