how to pronounce cannabis


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the above transcription of cannabis 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.

cannabis is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… oh i got some cannabis infused dark …”

meanings of cannabis


  1. A mildly euphoriant or sedating, intoxicating hallucinogenic drug prepared from various parts of this plant.
  2. The purified and decarboxylated resin of the cannabis plant used for medicinal purposes rather than for any intoxicating effects.
  3. A tall annual dioecious plant (Cannabis, especially Cannabis sativa), native to central Asia and having alternate, palmately divided leaves and tough bast fibers.

cannabis frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cannabis occurs in english on average 2.2 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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