1. proverb

noun. ['ˈprɑːvɝb'] a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people.


  • locution
  • saw
  • expression
  • adage
  • saying


  • euphemism
  • misconstruction


  • proverbium (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Proverb

  • adverb

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