family circle

fam·i·ly cir·cle
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee sur-kuh l]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li ˈsɜr kəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fam-uh-lee, fam-lee sur-kuh l]
    • /ˈfæm ə li, ˈfæm li ˈsɜr kəl/

Definitions of family circle words

  • noun family circle the closely related members of a family as a group. 1
  • noun family circle a section in a theater containing less expensive seats, as the topmost gallery. 1
  • noun family circle members of a family regarded as a closed group 0
  • noun family circle the cheap seating area in a theatre behind or above the dress circle 0
  • noun family circle the close members of a family and intimate friends 0
  • noun family circle a section of less expensive seats in the upper balcony 0

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Origin of family circle

First appearance:

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

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Parts of speech for Family circle


family circle popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

family circle usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for family circle

noun family circle

  • homeLord, Douglas-Home.
  • household — the people of a house collectively; a family including its servants.

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