how to pronounce nativity


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nativity is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… is the Church of the Nativity and on …”

meanings of nativity


  1. Origin; founding.
  2. Someone's birth; the place, time and circumstances of a birth.
  3. Place of origin; place to which a species is native.
  4. Someone's birth considered as a means of astrology; a horoscope associated with a person's birth.
  5. The quality of being native or innate.
  6. A set of figurines used to create a nativity scene.
  7. The birth of Jesus.
  8. The festival celebrating the birth of Jesus, Christmas Day; the festival celebrating the birth of the Virgin Mary or the birth of Saint John the Baptist.


  1. Christmas.
  2. The birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

nativity frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nativity occurs in english on average 1.2 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 nativity 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 nativity can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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