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

“… Britain did not seem to wane as in …”

meanings of wane


  1. The end of a period. [[Image:S.B. Elliott State Park Cabin 1 crop.jpg|thumb|Wane siding on a cabin at S.B. Elliott State Park]].
  2. A child.
  3. The lunar phase during which the sun seems to illuminate less of the moon as its sunlit area becomes progressively smaller as visible from Earth.
  4. A house or dwelling.
  5. A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark.
  6. A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc.


  1. Said of light that dims or diminishes in strength.
  2. Said of a time period that comes to an end.
  3. To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline.
  4. To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
  5. Said of the Moon as it passes through the phases of its monthly cycle where its surface is less and less visible.
  6. To cause to decrease.

wane frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wane occurs in english on average 1.3 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 wane can be related to

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