how to pronounce elastic


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elastic is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… for evidence of the elastic self and …”

meanings of elastic


  1. Capable of stretching; particularly, capable of stretching so as to return to an original shape or size when force is released. The rope is somewhat elastic, so expect it to give when you pull on it.
  2. Made of elastic.
  3. Sensitive to changes in price.
  4. Of clothing, elasticated.
  5. Able to return quickly to a former state or condition, after being depressed or overtaxed; having power to recover easily from shocks and trials.
  6. Springy; bouncy; vivacious.


  1. An elastic material used in clothing, particularly in waistbands and cuffs.
  2. An elastic band.

elastic frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word elastic occurs in english on average 7.7 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.

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