how to pronounce purlieu


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purlieu is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of purlieu


  1. The outskirts of any place; an adjacent district; the environs or neighborhood.
  2. The ground on the edges of a forest, especially when partly subject to the same forest laws concerning game hunting etc.

purlieu frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word purlieu occurs in english on average 0 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 purlieu 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 purlieu can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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