how to pronounce vitriol


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the above transcription of vitriol 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.

vitriol is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the vitriol out of all of this because …”

meanings of vitriol


  1. To vitriolize.
  2. To subject to bitter verbal abuse.
  3. To dip in dilute sulphuric acid; to pickle.


  1. Sulphuric acid and various metal sulphates.
  2. Bitterly abusive language.

vitriol frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word vitriol occurs in english on average 0.8 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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