how to pronounce opium


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the above transcription of opium 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.

opium is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Khan of an opium dream in which he is …”

meanings of opium


  1. A yellow-brown, addictive narcotic drug obtained from the dried juice of unripe pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, and containing alkaloids such as morphine, codeine, and papaverine.
  2. Anything that numbs or stupefies.

opium frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word opium occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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