how to pronounce materials


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the above transcription of materials 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.

materials is pronounced in four syllables

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video examples of materials pronunciation

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

“… likely using the same materials they say …”

meanings of materials


  1. Plural of material.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of material.

materials frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word materials occurs in english on average 35 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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