how to pronounce diabetes


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the above transcription of diabetes 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.

diabetes is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… things like you know diabetes high blood …”

meanings of diabetes


  1. Diabetes insipidus; any condition characterized by excessive or incontinent urine, now specifically as caused by impaired production of, or response to, the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin.
  2. Any of a group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.
  3. Any food or beverage with a high amount of sugar.

diabetes frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word diabetes occurs in english on average 10 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics diabetes 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 diabetes can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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