how to pronounce sputum


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the above transcription of sputum 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.

sputum is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… like sputum all right …”

meanings of sputum


  1. Matter coughed up and expectorated from the mouth, composed of saliva and discharges from the respiratory passages such as mucus, phlegm or pus.

sputum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sputum occurs in english on average 0.2 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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