how to pronounce colander


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the above transcription of colander 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.

colander is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… place them in a colander then boil some …”

meanings of colander


  1. A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta.

colander frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word colander occurs in english on average 1.6 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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