Today’s English word of the day is: perish. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘perish’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.


Word of the Day: PERISH


perish: (literary or formal) (of people or animals) to die, especially in a sudden, violent way


American English Pronunciation: /ˈpɛrɪʃ/



Example 1: Hundreds perished in the fire. It was the greatest disaster our little town had ever seen.


Example 2: Historians estimate that roughly 60% of Europe’s population perished from the plague in the 14th century.



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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary


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