how to pronounce sovereign


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the above transcription of sovereign 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.

sovereign is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… got a sovereign I don't believe that …”

meanings of sovereign


  1. Extremely potent or effective (of a medicine, remedy etc.).
  2. Predominant; greatest; utmost; paramount.
  3. Exercising power of rule.
  4. Exceptional in quality.
  5. Having supreme, ultimate power.
  6. Princely; royal.


  1. A large, garish ring; a sovereign ring.
  2. A monarch; the ruler of a country.
  3. Any butterfly of the tribe Nymphalini, or genus Basilarchia, as the ursula and the viceroy.
  4. One who is not a subject to a ruler or nation.
  5. A very large champagne bottle with the capacity of about 25 liters, equivalent to 33⅓ standard bottles.
  6. A gold coin of the United Kingdom, with a nominal value of one pound sterling but in practice used as a bullion coin.


  1. To rule over as a sovereign.

sovereign frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sovereign occurs in english on average 11 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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