[ boo-lin, boo l-in ]
/ bʊˈlɪn, ˈbʊl ɪn /
Ludicrous vs. RidiculousLudicrous means something is silly enough to cause amusement. Ridiculous means it’s absurd enough to invite mockery or derision.
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Definition for anne boleyn (2 of 2)
[ boo l-in, boo-lin ]
/ ˈbʊl ɪn, bʊˈlɪn /
Anne,1507–36, second wife of Henry VIII of England: mother of Queen Elizabeth I.
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British Dictionary definitions for anne boleyn (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for anne boleyn (2 of 2)
/ (bʊˈlɪn, ˈbʊlɪn) /
Anne . 1507–36, second wife of Henry VIII of England; mother of Elizabeth I. She was executed on a charge of adultery
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