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les·son

lesson

 
 
pronunciation:
le sn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a period of instruction in a particular thing, or something that is intended to be learned or studied.
I have a skating lesson every Monday afternoon.The guitar book contains twelve lessons.
 
similar words:
exercise, material, task
definition 2: any experience that leads to a gain of knowledge.
Getting a speeding ticket was a lesson to him.
similar words:
experience
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The words lesson and lessen sound alike but have different meanings.
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