how to pronounce perspiration


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the above transcription of perspiration 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.

perspiration is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… Edison and the perspiration and …”

meanings of perspiration


  1. The action or process of perspiring.
  2. Hard work.
  3. A saline fluid secreted by the sweat glands; sweat.

perspiration frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word perspiration occurs in english on average 0.7 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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