how to pronounce cola


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the above transcription of cola 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.

cola is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… coca-cola which directed about fifty …”

meanings of cola


  1. The kola plant, genus Cola, famous for its nut, or one of these nuts.
  2. Acronym of cost of living adjustment.
  3. A beverage or a drink made with kola nut flavoring, caramel and carbonated water.
  4. Plural of colon.
  5. A cluster of buds on a cannabis plant.


  1. Comp.os.linux.advocacy (a Usenet newsgroup promoting the Linux operating system).

cola frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cola occurs in english on average 2.1 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 cola 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 cola can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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