how to pronounce asteroid


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the above transcription of asteroid 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.

asteroid is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a rocket to the asteroid and just try to …”

meanings of asteroid


  1. Any member of the taxonomic class Asteroidea; a starfish.
  2. A naturally occurring solid object, which is smaller than a planet and is not a comet, that orbits a star.
  3. In the Solar system, such a body that orbits within the orbit of Jupiter.

asteroid frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word asteroid 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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