how to pronounce helium


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the above transcription of helium 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.

helium is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… under a specially rated helium balloon …”

meanings of helium


  1. A form or sample of the element.
  2. The second lightest chemical element (symbol He) with an atomic number of 2 and atomic weight of 4.002602, a colorless, odorless and inert noble gas.

helium frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word helium 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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