how to pronounce unction

/ˈʌŋk.ʃən/

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unction is pronounced in two syllables

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ʌŋkʃən

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

“… for this Diwali unction but for the next …”

meanings of unction

noun:

  1. Divine or sanctifying grace.
  2. A quality in language, address or delivery which expresses sober and fervent emotion.
  3. A salve or ointment.
  4. A religious or ceremonial anointing.
  5. A smug, exaggerated use of language; smarminess.
  6. A balm or something that soothes.

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