how to pronounce valance


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the above transcription of valance 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.

valance is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… veil the bed with the bed valance veil …”

meanings of valance


  1. A decorative framework used to conceal the curtain mechanism and so on at the top of a window.
  2. The drooping edging of the lid of a trunk, which covers the joint when the lid is closed.
  3. A short, decorative edging of cloth that hangs from the mattress to the floor.
  4. A short curtain that usually hangs along the top edge of a window.

valance frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word valance occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

words that rhyme with valance


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