how to pronounce pumice


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the above transcription of pumice 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.

pumice is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… rubber calcite and pumice human hair …”

meanings of pumice


  1. A light, porous type of pyroclastic igneous rock, formed during explosive volcanic eruptions when liquid lava is ejected into water or air as a froth containing masses of gas bubbles. As the lava solidifies, the bubbles are frozen into the rock.


  1. To abrade or roughen with pumice.

pumice frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pumice occurs in english on average 0.4 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 pumice 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 pumice can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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