how to pronounce poisonous


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the above transcription of poisonous 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.

poisonous is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… probability that it is poisonous is p1 …”

meanings of poisonous


  1. Negative, harmful.
  2. Containing sufficient poison to be dangerous to touch or ingest.

poisonous frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word poisonous occurs in english on average 3.9 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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