how to pronounce residual


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the above transcription of residual 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.

residual is pronounced in four syllables

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video examples of residual pronunciation

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

“… reusable and non residual 3m adhesive …”

meanings of residual


  1. Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.
  2. A remainder left over at the end of some process.
  3. The difference between the observed value and the estimated value of the quantity of interest.
  4. A spiritual presence left behind in a place as a result of a person's death or some other significant event.


  1. Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.

residual frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word residual occurs in english on average 2 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 residual 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 residual can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to residual


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