how to pronounce balm


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the above transcription of balm 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.

balm is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of balm


  1. Any of a number of other aromatic herbs with a similar citrus-like scent, such as bee balm and horse balm.
  2. The lemon balm, Melissa officinalis.
  3. A plant or tree yielding such substance.
  4. Something soothing.
  5. Any soothing oil or lotion, especially an aromatic one.
  6. Any of various aromatic resins exuded from certain plants, especially trees of the genus Commiphora of Africa, Arabia and India and Myroxylon of South America.


  1. To soothe; to mitigate.
  2. To anoint with balm, or with anything medicinal.

balm frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word balm occurs in english on average 4.1 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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