how to pronounce coma


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the above transcription of coma 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.

coma is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… then you mentioned the coma as well did …”

meanings of coma


  1. A defect characterized by diffuse, pear-shaped images that in an ideal image would appear as points.
  2. A tuft or bunch, such as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree, a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant, or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.
  3. A state of unconsciousness from which one may not wake up, usually induced by some form of trauma.
  4. A cloud of dust surrounding the nucleus of a comet.

coma frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word coma occurs in english on average 3.5 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 coma 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 coma can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to coma


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