how to pronounce madras


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the above transcription of madras 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.

madras is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… controls this Madras rotary crash …”

meanings of madras


  1. A brightly colored cotton fabric with a checked or striped pattern.
  2. A style of curry dish purported to originate from the Madras region.
  3. A large handkerchief of this fabric, worn on the head in the West Indies.


  1. A city, the county seat of Jefferson County, Oregon, United States.
  2. Former name of Chennai, the capital and largest city of Tamil Nadu, India.

madras frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word madras occurs in english on average 0.7 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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