how to pronounce taro


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the above transcription of taro 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.

taro is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… made from the stem of the taro plant …”

meanings of taro


  1. Any of several other species with similar corms and growth habit in Colocasia, Alocasia etc.
  2. Food from a taro plant.
  3. Colocasia esculenta, raised as a food primarily for its corm, which distantly resembles potato.


  1. A river and valley in Italy.

taro frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word taro occurs in english on average 0.6 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 taro 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 taro can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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