how to pronounce phoebe


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phoebe is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of phoebe


  1. A Titan, goddess of the moon, sister-wife of Coeus, and daughter of Uranus and Gaia.
  2. A female given name from Ancient Greek.
  3. An epithet and synonym for Artemis; Phoebe Artemis, after her maternal grandmother, Phoebe (see above).
  4. An epithet and synonym for Selene; Phoebe Selene, after her maternal aunt, Phoebe (see above).
  5. The 14th moon of Saturn.


  1. Any of several birds of the genus Sayornis.

phoebe frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word phoebe occurs in english on average 3.9 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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