how to pronounce pontiff


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pontiff is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… keep her pontiff safe Pocahontas and …”

meanings of pontiff


  1. A pontifex.
  2. Any chief figure or leader of a religion.
  3. A bishop of the early Church; now specifically, the Pope.

pontiff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pontiff occurs in english on average 0.2 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 pontiff 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 pontiff can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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