how to pronounce dervish


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the above transcription of dervish 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.

dervish is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… forces defeated the Dervish forces of …”

meanings of dervish


  1. A citizen or inhabitant of Darawiish (circa 1895-1920 C.E.), the Dhulbahante anti-colonial polity geographically corresponding with Khaatumo.
  2. A member of the Dervish fraternity of Sufism, known for spinning.
  3. A member of a Sufi Muslim ascetic fraternity of mendicant friars.
  4. One of the fanatical followers of the Mahdi, in the Sudan, in the 1880s.

dervish frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dervish 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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