how to pronounce acetylene


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acetylene is pronounced in four syllables

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

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meanings of acetylene


  1. Any organic compound having one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.
  2. Ethyne; the simplest alkyne, a hydrocarbon of formula HC≡CH. It is a colourless, odorless gas, formerly used as an illuminating gas, but now used in welding or metallurgy.
  3. A lamp powered by acetylene, particularly a motor vehicle headlight.

acetylene frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word acetylene occurs in english on average 0.1 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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