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noun testimony pronunciation in American English /ˈtestəˌmoʊni/ 
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pluraltestimonies
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a formal statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually given in a court of law

    I was asked to give testimony.

    eyewitness/expert testimony

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] evidence that something exists or is true
    testimony to/of:

    The latest trade figures are testimony to the failure of this administration's policies.

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