how to pronounce phosphorus


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phosphorus is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… of calcium phosphorus potassium sulfur …”

meanings of phosphorus


  1. Any substance exhibiting phosphorescence; a phosphor.
  2. A chemical element (symbol P) with an atomic number of 15, that exists in several allotropic forms.


  1. A name sometimes used for Hesperus, the personification in Greek mythology of the planet Venus.
  2. An Ancient Greek name for the morning star (the planet Venus when it is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise).

phosphorus frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word phosphorus 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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