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cloak-and-sword

cloak-and-sword
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohk and sawrd, sohrd]
    • /kloʊk ænd sɔrd, soʊrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klohk and sawrd, sohrd]
    • /kloʊk ænd sɔrd, soʊrd/

Definition of cloak-and-sword word

  • adjective cloak-and-sword (of a drama or work of fiction) dealing with characters who wear cloaks and swords; concerned with the customs and romance of the nobility in bygone times. 1

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Origin of cloak-and-sword

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
First recorded in 1800-10

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Parts of speech for Cloak-and-sword

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

cloak-and-sword popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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