how to pronounce anise


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the above transcription of anise 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.

anise is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and add cumin coriander star anise and …”

meanings of anise


  1. Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare.
  2. An umbelliferous plant (Pimpinella anisum) growing naturally in Egypt, and cultivated in Spain, Malta, etc., for its carminative and aromatic seeds, which are used as a spice. It has a licorice scent.

anise frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word anise occurs in english on average 1.7 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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