how to pronounce frankincense


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the above transcription of frankincense 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.

frankincense is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… bonds gold silver frankincense not myrrh …”

meanings of frankincense


  1. A type of incense obtained from the Boswellia thurifera tree.

frankincense frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word frankincense occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

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