how to pronounce spleen


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spleen is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… sister's spleen the activities of Harvey …”

meanings of spleen


  1. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment.
  2. A bad mood; spitefulness.
  3. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.
  4. In vertebrates, including humans, a ductless vascular gland, located in the left upper abdomen near the stomach, which destroys old red blood cells, removes debris from the bloodstream, acts as a reservoir of blood, and produces lymphocytes.
  5. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim.


  1. To dislike.

spleen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word spleen occurs in english on average 1.5 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 spleen 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 spleen can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to spleen


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