how to pronounce diesel


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The above transcription of diesel 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.

diesel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… if it seems like vin diesel is in a mood …”

meanings of diesel


  1. A particular cannabis hybrid.
  2. A fuel derived from petroleum (or other oils) but heavier than gasoline/petrol. Used to power diesel engines which burn this fuel using the heat produced when air is compressed.
  3. Snakebite and black (a drink).
  4. A vehicle powered by a diesel engine.
  5. A rider who has an even energy output, without bursts of speed.


  1. To ignite a substance by using the heat generated by compression.
  2. For a spark-ignition internal combustion engine to continue running after the electrical current to the spark plugs has been turned off. This occurs when there's enough heat in the combustion chamber to ignite the air and fuel mixture without a spark, the same way that heat and pressure cause ignition in a diesel engine.

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