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vanity is pronounced in three syllables
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An example use of vanity in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… knowledge that their vanity needs to be …”
meanings of vanity
A dressing table used to apply makeup, preen, and coif hair. The table is normally quite low and similar to a desk, with drawers and one or more mirrors on top. Either a chair or bench is used to sit upon.
That which is vain, futile, or worthless; that which is of no value, use or profit.
Excessive pride in or admiration of one's own abilities, appearance or achievements.
Any idea, theory or statement that is without foundation.
A washbasin installed into a permanently fixed storage unit, used as an item of bathroom furniture.
vanity frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word vanity occurs in english on average 4 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.