Definition of entreaty in English:

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entreaty

Pronunciation: /inˈtrēdē/
Pronunciation: /enˈtrēdē/

noun (plural entreaties)

An earnest or humble request: the king turned a deaf ear to his entreaties
More example sentences
  • And she mostly steadfastly ignores my shouted commands, my entreaties and panting demands to be set free when the siren songs call me again.
  • I am powerless before the scented entreaties of an aesthetic appeal!
  • He was steadfast in his devotion, firm in his beliefs, and constant in his prayerful entreaties.
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'treatment, management'; formerly also as intreaty): from entreat, on the pattern of treaty.

Words that rhyme with entreaty

Beatty, graffiti, meaty, Nefertiti, peaty, sleety, sweetie, Tahiti, titi, treaty

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Syllabification: en·treat·y

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