noun. ['ˈprɑːvɝb'] a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.
- proverbium (Latin)
Words that Rhyme with Proverb
How do you pronounce proverb?
Pronounce proverb as ˈprɑvərb.
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Example sentences of the word proverb
1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes containing the word proverb
1. There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes 'Raise the sail with your stronger hand', meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.
- Soichiro Honda
2. There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.
- Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing
3. To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says:"Leave no stone unturned.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton