how to pronounce dishonour


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the above transcription of dishonour 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.

dishonour is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… between war and dishonour you chose …”

meanings of dishonour


  1. Failure or refusal of the drawee or intended acceptor of a negotiable instrument, such as a bill of exchange or note, to accept it or, if it is accepted, to pay and retire it.
  2. Shame or disgrace.
  3. Lack of honour or integrity.


  1. To bring disgrace upon someone or something; to shame.
  2. To violate or rape.
  3. To refuse to accept something, such as a cheque; to not honor.

dishonour frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dishonour occurs in english on average 0.7 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.

topics dishonour can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dishonour can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with dishonour


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