how to pronounce rice


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the above transcription of rice 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.

rice is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of rice


  1. A specific variety of this plant.
  2. A twig or stick.
  3. The types of automobile modifications characteristic of a rice burner.
  4. Initialism of reaction, initial, change, equilibrium: a tabular system for keeping track of changing concentrations in an equilibrium reaction.
  5. The seeds of this plant used as food.
  6. Initialism of rest, ice, compression, elevation: a treatment method for soft-tissue injuries.
  7. Cereal plants, Oryza sativa of the grass family whose seeds are used as food.
  8. A bobbin or spool.


  1. To customize the user interface of a computer system, e.g. a desktop environment.
  2. To harvest wild rice (Zizania sp.).
  3. To throw rice at a person (usually at a wedding).
  4. To squeeze through a ricer; to mash or make into rice-sized pieces (especially potatoes).


  1. A patronymic surname derived from Welsh given name Rhys.

rice frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word rice occurs in english on average 59.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rice 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 rice can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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