how to pronounce paraffin

/ˈpɛɹəfən/

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The above transcription of paraffin 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.

paraffin is pronounced in three syllables

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pɛɹəfən

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

“… he called a paraffin spirit bone oil …”

meanings of paraffin

noun:

  1. Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
  2. Paraffin wax.
  3. A petroleum-based thin and colorless fuel oil.

verb:

  1. To embed in paraffin wax.
  2. To impregnate or treat with paraffin.

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