how to pronounce citronella


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of citronella 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.

citronella is pronounced in four syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of citronella

example pitch curve for pronunciation of citronella


test your pronunciation of citronella

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of citronella

video examples of citronella pronunciation

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

“… and citronella oil this smells so good …”

meanings of citronella


  1. A tropical Asian grass, Cymbopogon nardus, that has citrus-scented leaves.
  2. An essential oil obtained from this plant, often used as an insect repellent.

citronella frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word citronella occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to citronella


words that rhyme with citronella


Did this page help you?