how to pronounce paraffin


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paraffin is pronounced in three syllables

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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


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


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

paraffin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word paraffin occurs in english on average 0.5 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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