how to pronounce grapefruit


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the above transcription of grapefruit 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.

grapefruit is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and a pomelo grapefruit for Yoko became …”

meanings of grapefruit


  1. The tree of the species Citrus paradisi, a hybrid of pomelo (Citrus maxima) and sweet orange.
  2. The large spherical tart fruit produced by this tree.

grapefruit frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word grapefruit occurs in english on average 4.6 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 grapefruit 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 grapefruit can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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