how to pronounce cal


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the above transcription of cal 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.

cal is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… John Curran Elora and Cal Cydia and many …”

meanings of cal


  1. Calcium hydroxide, slaked lime.
  2. Wolfram, an ore of tungsten.
  3. Abbreviation of caliber.
  4. Abbreviation of calorie.


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Caroline.
  2. University of California, Berkeley.
  3. A short form of the male given names Caleb, Calum or Calvin.
  4. California.

cal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cal occurs in english on average 4.7 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.

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

1) education, science, and technology;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to cal


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