how to pronounce lentil


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the above transcription of lentil 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.

lentil is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… delicious see that lentil soup well …”

meanings of lentil


  1. The seed of these plants, used as food.
  2. Any of several plants of the genus Lens, especially Lens culinaris, from southwest Asia, that have edible, lens-shaped seeds within flattened pods.

lentil frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word lentil occurs in english on average 1.9 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.

topics lentil can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that lentil can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to lentil


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