how to pronounce asparagus


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the above transcription of asparagus 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.

asparagus is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… bacon-wrapped asparagus put some brown …”

meanings of asparagus


  1. The young shoots of Asparagus officinalis eaten as a vegetable.
  2. Any of various perennial plants of the genus Asparagus having leaflike stems, scalelike leaves, and small flowers.
  3. A green colour, like that of an asparagus.

asparagus frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word asparagus occurs in english on average 8.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics asparagus 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 asparagus can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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