how to pronounce orphanage


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the above transcription of orphanage is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

orphanage is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the children orphanage so just is it …”

meanings of orphanage


  1. A residential institution for the care and protection of orphans.
  2. Orphanhood; the state of being an orphan.

orphanage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word orphanage occurs in english on average 1.8 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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