how to pronounce asbestos


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the above transcription of asbestos 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.

asbestos is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… finger and I have asbestos hands like …”

meaning of asbestos

Asbestos is a type of mineral fiber that is used in building materials.

asbestos frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word asbestos occurs in english on average 1.4 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.

topics asbestos can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that asbestos can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to asbestos


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