how to pronounce bougainvillea


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the above transcription of bougainvillea 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.

bougainvillea is pronounced in five syllables

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

“… fantastical bougainvillea arbors to a …”

meanings of bougainvillea


  1. Any of several South American flowering shrubs or lianas, of the genus Bougainvillea, having three showy, colorful bracts attached below each group of three inconspicuous flowers.

bougainvillea frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bougainvillea occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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