how to pronounce petroleum


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petroleum is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… from petroleum as well as agriculture …”

meanings of petroleum


  1. A flammable liquid ranging in color from clear to very dark brown and black, consisting mainly of hydrocarbons, occurring naturally in deposits under the Earth's surface.

petroleum frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word petroleum occurs in english on average 2.6 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.

topics petroleum can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that petroleum can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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