how to pronounce leprosy


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leprosy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… therefore they cause leprosy okay and …”

meanings of leprosy


  1. In the Bible, a disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses.
  2. An infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae.

leprosy frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word leprosy 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.

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