how to pronounce plaque


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plaque is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… gold-anodized aluminum plaque that were …”

meanings of plaque


  1. An accumulation of biofilm, or bacteria, on teeth.
  2. (countable, uncountable, pathology) An abnormal accumulation of material in or on an organ of the body, often associated with disease.
  3. A broad patch of abnormal tissue distinguishable from surrounding tissue, especially a broad papule (“inflamed, irritated patch") on the skin.
  4. A clearing in a bacterial lawn caused by a virus.
  5. An accumulation in artery walls made up of macrophage cells and debris containing lipids, (cholesterol and fatty acids), calcium, and connective tissue; an atheroma.
  6. In the Hornbostel-Sachs classification system: any flat, thin musical instrument.
  7. Any flat, thin piece of clay, ivory, metal, etc., used for ornament, or for painting pictures upon, as a dish, plate, slab, etc., hung upon a wall; also, a smaller decoration worn by a person, such as a brooch.
  8. A small card representing an amount of money, used for betting in casinos; a sort of gaming chip.
  9. A piece of flat metal with writing on it, attached to a building, monument, or other structure to remind people of a person or an event.

plaque frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word plaque occurs in english on average 3.8 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 plaque 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 plaque can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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