Definition of explanation in English:

explanation

Syllabification: ex·pla·na·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌekspləˈnāSHən
 
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noun

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin explanatio(n-), from the verb explanare (see explain).

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Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody