how to pronounce absinthe


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the above transcription of absinthe is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

absinthe is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of absinthe in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… cocktail of absinthe vinegar and ink may …”

meanings of absinthe


  1. Bitterness; sorrow.
  2. Sagebrush.
  3. A moderate yellow green; absinthe green. absinthe green.
  4. The herb absinthium Artemisia absinthium (grande wormwood); essence of wormwood.
  5. A distilled, highly alcoholic, anise-flavored liquor originally made from grande wormwood, anise, and other herbs.

absinthe frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word absinthe occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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