how to pronounce diphtheria


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diphtheria is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… seen a child face diphtheria they …”

meanings of diphtheria


  1. A serious infectious disease which causes inflammation of mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

diphtheria frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word diphtheria occurs in english on average 0.4 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.

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