Today’s English word of the day is: STRANGULATION. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘strangulation’, hear the pronunciation, and read an example dialogue. With each 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.
strangulation: the act of killing someone by squeezing their throat tightly
American English Pronunciation: /ˌstræŋɡjuˈleɪʃn/
🤔: It appears that the victim died from strangulation, but we’ll know more in a few hours once the lab has finished their examination.
🤓: Yes, I saw the bruising on his neck. His attacker would have to have been someone strong, I’d think.
Want more practice using the word ‘strangulation’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!
And just for fun, here’s a video of a BBC Earth presenter explaining strangulation by a boa constrictor…using himself as a test subject! 😱🐍
Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary