how to pronounce heartburn


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the above transcription of heartburn 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.

heartburn is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… ways people with heartburn and reflux …”

meanings of heartburn


  1. A burning pain in the chest that is caused by stomach acid entering the gullet.

heartburn frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word heartburn occurs in english on average 1.2 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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