how to pronounce dame


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the above transcription of dame 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.

dame is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and we got professor Dame Julius lingo …”

meanings of dame


  1. Usually capitalized as Dame: a title equivalent to Sir for a female knight.
  2. A woman.
  3. In traditional pantomime: a melodramatic female often played by a man in drag.
  4. The titular prefix given to a female knight.
  5. A matron at a school, especially Eton College.
  6. A lady, a woman.

dame frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dame occurs in english on average 8.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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