how to pronounce talc


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talc is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… actually bust dust which is a talc free …”

meanings of talc


  1. A soft mineral, composed of hydrated magnesium silicate, that has a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, and usually occurs in foliated masses.
  2. A microscope slide made of a plate of mica, generally in use from the start of modern microscopy until the early nineteenth century, after which glass slides became the standard medium.
  3. Talcum powder.
  4. Originally a large range of transparent or glistening foliated minerals. Examples include mica, selenite and the hydrated magnesium silicate that the term talc generally has referred to in modern times (see below). Also an item made of such a mineral and depending for its function on the special nature of the mineral (see next). Mediaeval writers adopted the term from the Arabic.


  1. To apply talc to.

talc frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word talc occurs in english on average 0.3 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 talc 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 talc can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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