how to pronounce parvenu


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the above transcription of parvenu 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.

parvenu is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… women critics collectors parvenu middle …”

meanings of parvenu


  1. A person who has risen, climbed up, or has been promoted to a higher social class, especially through acquisition of wealth, privileges, or political authority but has not gained social acceptance by those within that new class.


  1. Being a parvenu; also, like, having the characteristics of, or associated with a parvenu.

parvenu frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word parvenu 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.

topics parvenu 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 parvenu can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to parvenu


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