how to pronounce nicotine


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the above transcription of nicotine 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.

nicotine is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… contains too much nicotine in response …”

meanings of nicotine


  1. An alkaloid (C10H14N2), commonly occurring in the tobacco plant. In small doses it is a habit-forming stimulant; in larger doses it is toxic and is often used in insecticides.
  2. Tobacco, cigarettes.

nicotine frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nicotine occurs in english on average 1.5 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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