how to pronounce balsam


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balsam is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it smells good too I was like balsam the …”

meanings of balsam


  1. A balsam fir Abies balsamea.
  2. A plant or tree yielding such substance.
  3. A flowering plant of the genus Impatiens.
  4. Canada balsam, a turpentine obtained from the resin of balsam fir.
  5. A soothing ointment.
  6. A sweet-smelling oil or resin derived from various plants.
  7. The balsam family of flowering plants (Balsaminaceae), which includes Impatiens and Hydrocera.
  8. Something soothing.


  1. To treat or anoint with balsam.

balsam frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word balsam occurs in english on average 0.3 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 balsam 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 balsam can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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