how to pronounce helix


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the above transcription of helix 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.

helix is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… copy of the double helix when i was in …”

meanings of helix


  1. A small volute under the abacus of a Corinthian capital.
  2. An upside down midair 360° spin in playboating.
  3. The incurved rim of the external ear.
  4. A curve on the surface of a cylinder or cone such that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant; the three-dimensional curve seen in a screw or a spiral staircase.


  1. To form or cause to form a helix.

helix frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word helix occurs in english on average 1.1 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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