how to pronounce charcoal


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the above transcription of charcoal 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.

charcoal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and you let the charcoal get nice and …”

meanings of charcoal


  1. Impure carbon obtained by destructive distillation of wood or other organic matter, that is to say, heating it in the absence of oxygen.
  2. A very dark gray colour.
  3. A drawing made with charcoal.
  4. A stick of black carbon material used for drawing.


  1. Made of charcoal.
  2. Of a dark gray colour.


  1. To cook over charcoal.
  2. To draw with charcoal.

charcoal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word charcoal occurs in english on average 4.8 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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