how to pronounce smite


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smite is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… from the word smite meaning two hits and …”

meanings of smite


  1. To strike down or kill with godly force.
  2. To put to rout in battle; to overthrow by war.
  3. To afflict; to chasten; to punish.
  4. To injure with divine power.
  5. To strike with love or infatuation.
  6. To hit, to strike.


  1. A heavy blow or stroke with a weapon, tool or the hand.

smite frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word smite 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.

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