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Pronunciation of Unction: Learn how to pronounce Unction in English correctly

Learn how to say Unction correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word unction:

[mass noun]
1 formal the action of anointing someone with oil or ointment as a religious rite or as a symbol of investiture as a monarch.
short for extreme unction.
2 archaic treatment with a medicinal oil or ointment.
[count noun] an ointment:
mercury in the form of unctions
3a fervent manner of expression apparently arising from deep emotion, especially when assumed:
the headlines gloated with the kind of effusive unction only the English press can muster

late Middle English: from Latin unctio(n-), from unguere ‘anoint’. unction (sense 3) arises from the link between religious fervour and ‘anointing’ with the Holy Spirit