how to pronounce essence


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of essence 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.

essence is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of essence

example pitch curve for pronunciation of essence


test your pronunciation of essence

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of essence

video examples of essence pronunciation

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

“… one time is of the essence time is of …”

meanings of essence


  1. Fragrance, a perfume.
  2. Constituent substance.
  3. The concentrated form of a plant or drug obtained through a distillation process.
  4. A significant feature of something.
  5. The inherent nature of a thing or idea.
  6. The true nature of anything, not accidental or illusory.
  7. A being; especially, a purely spiritual being.
  8. An extract or concentrate obtained from a plant or other matter used for flavouring.

essence frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word essence occurs in english on average 20.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to essence


Did this page help you?