how to pronounce surgical


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the above transcription of surgical 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.

surgical is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… at the animal surgical center on long …”

meanings of surgical


  1. Precise or very accurate.
  2. Of, relating to, used in, or resulting from surgery.

surgical frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word surgical occurs in english on average 3.5 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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