how to pronounce crucible


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crucible is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… excelled through this crucible of …”

meanings of crucible


  1. A cup-shaped piece of laboratory equipment used to contain chemical compounds when heating them to very high temperatures.
  2. The bottom and hottest part of a blast furnace; the hearth.
  3. A very difficult and trying experience, that acts as a refining or hardening process.
  4. A heat-resistant container in which metals are melted, usually at temperatures above 500°C, commonly made of graphite with clay as a binder.

crucible frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crucible occurs in english on average 1.1 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 crucible 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 crucible can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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