how to pronounce phlegm


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The above transcription of phlegm 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.

phlegm is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… body black bile yellow bile phlegm and …”

meanings of phlegm


  1. One of the four humors making up the body in ancient and mediaeval medicine; said to be cold and moist, and often identified with mucus.
  2. Calmness of temperament, composure; also seen negatively, sluggishness, indifference.
  3. Viscid mucus produced by the body, later especially mucus expelled from the bronchial passages by coughing.
  4. A watery distillation, especially one obtained from plant matter; an aqueous solution.

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