how to pronounce malaria


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malaria is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… illnesses like cholera malaria and the …”

meanings of malaria


  1. Supposed poisonous air arising from marshy districts, once thought to cause fever.
  2. A disease spread by mosquito, in which a protozoan, Plasmodium, multiplies in blood every few days.

malaria frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word malaria occurs in english on average 3.1 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.

words that rhyme with malaria


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