how to pronounce cylinder


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the above transcription of cylinder 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.

cylinder is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… they got this cylinder and they just …”

meanings of cylinder


  1. The part of a revolver that contains chambers for the cartridges.
  2. A surface created by projecting a closed two-dimensional curve along an axis intersecting the plane of the curve.
  3. A container in the form of a cylinder with rounded ends for storing pressurized gas; a gas cylinder.
  4. The space in which a piston travels inside a reciprocating engine or pump.
  5. An early form of phonograph recording, made on a wax cylinder.
  6. A cylindrical cavity or chamber in a mechanism, such as the counterpart to a piston found in a piston-driven engine.
  7. The corresponding tracks on a vertical arrangement of disks in a disk drive considered as a unit of data capacity.
  8. A solid figure bounded by a cylinder and two parallel planes intersecting the cylinder.
  9. Any object in the form of a circular cylinder.


  1. To calender; to press (paper, etc.) between rollers to make it glossy.

cylinder frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word cylinder occurs in english on average 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.

words that rhyme with cylinder


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