how to pronounce offertory


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offertory is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of offertory


  1. A linen or silken cloth anciently used in various ceremonies connected with the administration of the Eucharist.
  2. The part of the Eucharist service when offerings of bread and wine are placed on the altar and when any collection is taken; also, the money or other things collected.
  3. An anthem formerly sung as part of the Roman Catholic Mass or during the corresponding part of the Anglican Communion.

offertory frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word offertory occurs in english on average 0.1 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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