how to pronounce glacial


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glacial is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… of Glacial identity we introduced the …”

meanings of glacial


  1. Cold and icy.
  2. Very slow.
  3. Having the appearance of ice.
  4. Of, or relating to glaciers.
  5. Cool and unfriendly.


  1. A glacial period (colloquially known as an ice age).


  1. Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.

glacial frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word glacial occurs in english on average 1.5 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 glacial 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 glacial can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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