how to pronounce flax


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the above transcription of flax 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.

flax is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… modifying a word like clear flax linen …”

meanings of flax


  1. The flax bush, a plant of the genus Phormium, native to New Zealand, with strap-like leaves up to 3 metres long that grow in clumps.
  2. A plant of the genus Linum, especially Linum usitatissimum, which has a single, slender stalk, about a foot and a half high, with blue flowers. Also known as linseed, especially when referring to the seeds.
  3. The fibers of Linum usitatissimum, grown to make linen and related textiles.


  1. A surname​.

flax frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word flax occurs in english on average 2.6 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.

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

1) food and health;

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