how to pronounce servile


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the above transcription of servile 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.

servile is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sort of servile idea of masculine of …”

meanings of servile


  1. Submissive or slavish.
  2. Not belonging to the original root.
  3. Of or pertaining to a slave.
  4. Not sounded, but serving to lengthen the preceding vowel, like the e in tune.


  1. An element which forms no part of the original root.
  2. A slave; a menial.

servile frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word servile occurs in english on average 0.9 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.

topics servile 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 servile can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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