how to pronounce cardamom


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the above transcription of cardamom 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.

cardamom is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… peel cardamom jasmine and apricot …”

meanings of cardamom


  1. The Elettaria cardamomum, an Indian herb.
  2. The seed of E. cardamomum, used as a medicine and spice, especially in curry powder.
  3. Synonym of grains of paradise, the seeds or seed capsules of the East African Aframomum melegueta.

cardamom frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cardamom occurs in english on average 2.7 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.

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