how to pronounce graphite


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the above transcription of graphite 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.

graphite is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… cylindrical graphite heater following …”

meanings of graphite


  1. Short for graphite-reinforced plastic, a composite plastic made with graphite fibers noted for light weight strength and stiffness.
  2. An allotrope of carbon, consisting of planes of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal arrays with the planes stacked loosely, that is used as a dry lubricant and in "lead" pencils.
  3. A grey colour.

graphite frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word graphite occurs in english on average 1 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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