how to pronounce wassail


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wassail is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of wassail


  1. The beverage served during a wassail, especially one made of ale or wine flavoured with spices, sugar, roasted apples, etc.
  2. Revelry.
  3. A festive or drinking song or glee.
  4. A toast to health, usually on a festive occasion.


  1. To toast, to drink to the health of another.
  2. To drink wassail.
  3. To go from house to house at Christmastime, singing carols.

wassail frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wassail occurs in english on average 0.1 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 wassail 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 wassail can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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