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r.s.v.p.

RSVP
R r

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahr-es-vee-pee]
    • /ˈɑrˈɛsˈviˈpi/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahr-es-vee-pee]
    • /ˈɑrˈɛsˈviˈpi/

Definitions of r.s.v.p. word

  • verb without object r.s.v.p. to reply to an invitation: Don't forget to RSVP before Thursday. 1
  • noun plural r.s.v.p. a reply to an invitation: He sent a lovely bouquet of flowers with his RSVP. 1
  • noun plural r.s.v.p. (used on an invitation to indicate that the favor of a reply is requested). 1

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Origin of r.s.v.p.

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
1895-1900; < French r(épondez) s('il) v(ous) p(laît) please reply

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Parts of speech for R.s.v.p.

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

r.s.v.p. popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 75% 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".

r.s.v.p. usage trend in Literature

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