how to pronounce nonce


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nonce is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… so it's actually a nonce application you …”

meanings of nonce


  1. The one or single occasion; the present reason or purpose (now only in for the nonce).
  2. A sex offender, especially one who is guilty of sexual offences against children.
  3. A nonce word.
  4. A value constructed so as to be unique to a particular message in a stream, in order to prevent replay attacks.
  5. A stupid or worthless person.
  6. A police informer, one who betrays a criminal enterprise.


  1. One-off; produced or created for a single occasion or use. Denoting something occurring once.

nonce frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nonce occurs in english on average 0.2 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 nonce 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 nonce can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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