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sophomore Syllabification: soph·o·more
Pronunciation: /ˈsäf(ə)ˌmôr/

Definition of sophomore in English:


1A second-year college or high school student: her 16-year-old twin sons are sophomores [as modifier]: Frances taught sophomore English
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  • Why are most of the victims physically weak such as university freshmen or sophomores or female students?
  • We were sophomores at Howard University doing a good deed on a winter's day.
  • So first semester of my sophomore year in high school was not the best time for me.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting the second album, film, etc., released or created by a particular artist: the duo’s sophomore album
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  • Heh is surely ahead of the pack on his sophomore disc, thanks to his gravelly aggression and trippy aesthetic.
  • It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since the band released its sophomore album.
  • Their sophomore album has been an even bigger success.


Mid 17th century: perhaps from earlier sophumer, from sophum, sophom (obsolete variants of sophism) + -er1.

Words that rhyme with sophomore

Broadmoor • Growmore

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