how to pronounce sourdough


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the above transcription of sourdough 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.

sourdough is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… bread train i did make sourdough bread …”

meanings of sourdough


  1. A type of bread dough leavened with yeast and lactobacilli that produce acids giving a sour taste.
  2. An old-timer, especially in Alaska.
  3. A permanent resident of the territory. Someone who has lived in the Yukon during all four seasons.
  4. A 49er, a California Gold Rush miner.


  1. Made from sourdough.

sourdough frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sourdough occurs in english on average 2.1 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 sourdough 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 sourdough can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to sourdough


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