how to pronounce flagellation


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flagellation is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… of Herculean self-flagellation over a …”

meanings of flagellation


  1. A beating consisting of lashes, notably as corporal punishment or mortification, such as a whipping or scourging.
  2. The formation by plants of flagella, or their arrangement.

flagellation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word flagellation 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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