how to pronounce silicone


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the above transcription of silicone 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.

silicone is pronounced in three syllables

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video examples of silicone pronunciation

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

“… these ones are made out of silicone you …”

meanings of silicone


  1. Any of a class of inert, semi-inorganic polymeric compounds (polysiloxanes), that have a wide range of thermal stability and extreme water repellence, used in a very wide range of industrial applications, and in prosthetic replacements for body parts.

silicone frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word silicone occurs in english on average 3.4 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 silicone 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 silicone can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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