how to pronounce gunpowder


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the above transcription of gunpowder 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.

gunpowder is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Chinese had gunpowder as of the mid 9th …”

meanings of gunpowder


  1. Short for gunpowder tea.
  2. An explosive mixture of saltpetre (potassium nitrate), charcoal and sulphur; formerly used in gunnery but now mostly used in fireworks.

gunpowder frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gunpowder occurs in english on average 0.9 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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