essence

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /ˈɛsəns/
  • SAMPA: /"Es@ns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: es‧sence

Noun[change]

Singular
essence

Plural
essences

  1. (countable) An essence is the most basic and important quality of something.
    She seems the very essence of kindness.