how to pronounce grosgrain


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the above transcription of grosgrain 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.

grosgrain is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… simpler grosgrain finishing the inserts …”

meanings of grosgrain


  1. A close-woven fabric (usually made from silk or rayon) having narrow horizontal ribs.
  2. A ribbon made of this fabric.
  3. A silk fabric having narrow, horizontal ribs.

grosgrain frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word grosgrain occurs in english on average 1.3 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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