how to pronounce divan


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the above transcription of divan 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.

divan is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it reads she was lying on the divan with …”

meanings of divan


  1. Any council or assembly.
  2. A collection of poems, especially one written by one author in Arabic or Persian.
  3. The council chamber where this court is held;, any court of justice.
  4. A Muslim council of state, specifically that of viziers of the Ottoman Empire that discussed and recommended new laws and law changes to a higher authority (the sultan).
  5. A couch- or sofa-like piece of furniture made of a mattress lying against the wall and either on the floor or an elevated structure.
  6. A smoking-room.

divan frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word divan occurs in english on average 1 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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