con·​ver·​sance | \ kən-ˈvər-sᵊn(t)s also ˈkän-vər-sən(t)s How to pronounce conversance (audio) \

Definition of conversance

: the quality or state of being conversant

Examples of conversance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The music – sometimes joyous, sometimes mournful – attests to these artists’ conversance with two alluring musical languages. Howard Reich,, "Best jazz albums of 2019: Dee Alexander, Miguel Zenon and Anat Cohen Tentet had a very good year," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of conversance

1609, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2019

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“Conversance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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