how to pronounce vermilion


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the above transcription of vermilion 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.

vermilion is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… actually dips down into vermilion of …”

meanings of vermilion


  1. A vivid red synthetic pigment made of mercury sulfide.
  2. The cochineal dye made from this insect.
  3. The kermes or cochineal insect.
  4. A type of red dye worn in the parting of the hair by married Hindu women.
  5. The red skin of the lips or its border with the skin of the face.
  6. A bright orange-red colour.


  1. Having the color of the vermilion dye.
  2. Having a brilliant red colour.


  1. To color or paint vermilion.

vermilion frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vermilion 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 vermilion 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 vermilion can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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