how to pronounce tinderbox


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of tinderbox 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.

tinderbox is pronounced in three syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of tinderbox

example pitch curve for pronunciation of tinderbox


test your pronunciation of tinderbox

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of tinderbox

video examples of tinderbox pronunciation

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

“… regional tinderbox noting the concerns …”

meanings of tinderbox


  1. A place that is so dry and hot that there is danger of fire.
  2. A potentially dangerous situation.
  3. A small container containing flint, steel, and tinder (dry, finely-divided fibrous matter), once used to help kindle a fire.

tinderbox frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tinderbox occurs in english on average 0.1 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 tinderbox 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 tinderbox can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to tinderbox


Did this page help you?