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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [sur-see]
    • /ˈsɜr si/
    • /ˈsɜː.sɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-see]
    • /ˈsɜr si/

Definitions of circe word

  • noun circe an enchantress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine 3
  • noun circe in Homer's Odyssey, an enchantress who turns men into swine 3
  • noun circe Also, Kirke. Also called Aeaea. Classical Mythology. the enchantress represented by Homer as turning the companions of Odysseus into swine by means of a magic drink. 1
  • noun circe a dangerously or irresistibly fascinating woman. 1

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circe popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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