how to pronounce seminal


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seminal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… really been a seminal ins uh event …”

meanings of seminal


  1. Creative or having the power to originate.
  2. Highly influential, especially in some original way, and providing a basis for future development or research.
  3. Of or relating to seed or semen.


  1. A seed.

seminal frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word seminal 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.

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