how to pronounce famine


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famine is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… during a famine a final act of patronage …”

meanings of famine


  1. A period of extreme shortage of food in a region.
  2. Extreme shortage of food in a region.
  3. Starvation or malnutrition.
  4. Severe shortage or lack of something.


  1. The personification of famine, often depicted riding a black horse.

famine frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word famine occurs in english on average 6.7 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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