how to pronounce envelope


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envelope is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… open the envelope later however it's …”

meanings of envelope


  1. The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; a coma.
  2. An earthwork in the form of a single parapet or a small rampart, sometimes raised in the ditch and sometimes beyond it.
  3. Something that envelops; a wrapping.
  4. The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.
  5. An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane; a space between two membranes.
  6. A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.
  7. The information used for routing a message that is transmitted with the message but not part of its contents.
  8. A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.
  9. A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.
  10. The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.
  11. A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship; fabric that encloses the gas-bags of an airship.


  1. Archaic form of envelop.

envelope frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word envelope occurs in english on average 11.6 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 envelope 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 envelope can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to envelope


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