how to pronounce peony


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the above transcription of peony 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.

peony is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… up the peony stuff so if they got …”

meanings of peony


  1. A dark red colour.
  2. A flowering plant of the genus Paeonia with large fragrant flowers.

peony frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word peony occurs in english on average 0.5 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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