how to pronounce penicillin


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the above transcription of penicillin 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.

penicillin is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… mass production penicillin plant at …”

meanings of penicillin


  1. Any of a group of narrow-spectrum antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds or synthesized; they have a beta-lactam structure; most are active against gram-positive bacteria and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases.

penicillin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word penicillin occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

words that rhyme with penicillin


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