how to pronounce penance

/ˈpɛn.əns/

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The above transcription of penance 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.

penance is pronounced in two syllables

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pɛnəns

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

“… and the penance was that they were to go …”

meaning of penance

Penance is the act of self-punishment or suffering for the sake of atonement.

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