how to pronounce sesame


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the above transcription of sesame 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.

sesame is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a lot of black sesame um I'm gonna take …”

meaning of sesame

Sesame is a type of seed.

sesame frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word sesame occurs in english on average 9.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to sesame


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