how to pronounce reliquary


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the above transcription of reliquary 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.

reliquary is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… this is the holy thorn reliquary it …”

meanings of reliquary


  1. A container to hold or display religious relics.
  2. An object that sustains the memory of past people or events.
  3. A person who owes a balance.

reliquary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word reliquary occurs in english on average 0.6 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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