Definition of fountainhead in English:

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fountainhead

Pronunciation: /ˈfount(ə)nˌhed/

noun

An original source of something: this president was the fountainhead of patronage
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  • He is the fountainhead of patronage, which mutes any criticism from his parliamentary caucus.
  • Indeed it is argued that cultural exchange is the fountainhead of global dynamism and the ultimate source of human creativity, human development and material progress.
  • In history, you will always find that most successful leaders were only spearheads of ideologies, not the fountainheads.

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Syllabification: foun·tain·head

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