how to pronounce medial


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the above transcription of medial 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.

medial is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… of amygdala medial prefrontal cortex …”

meanings of medial


  1. (anatomy) Pertaining to the inside; closer to the midline.
  2. In or near the middle; not at either end.
  3. Of or pertaining to the media and/or the areas of the wing next to it.
  4. Central: produced when air flows across the center of the mouth over the tongue.
  5. Closer to the addressee.
  6. Of or pertaining to a mean or average.


  1. One or more letters that occur in the middle of a word.
  2. Any of various things that occur in the middle.

medial frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word medial occurs in english on average 0.2 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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