how to pronounce orchid


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orchid is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a whole movement of orchid mania …”

meanings of orchid


  1. A light bluish-red, violet-red or purple colour.
  2. A plant of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), bearing unusually-shaped flowers of beautiful colours.


  1. Having a light purple colour.

orchid frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word orchid occurs in english on average 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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