how to pronounce volatile


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volatile is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… which meant in volatile times you …”

meanings of volatile


  1. Variable or erratic.
  2. Fickle.
  3. Whose content is lost when the computer is powered down.
  4. Having its associated memory immediately updated with any changes in value.
  5. Explosive.
  6. Passing through the air on wings, or by the buoyant force of the atmosphere; flying; having the power to fly.
  7. Evaporating or vaporizing readily under normal conditions.
  8. Quick to become angry or violent.
  9. Potentially violent.
  10. Temporary or ephemeral.


  1. A chemical or compound that changes into a gas easily.

volatile frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word volatile occurs in english on average 2.6 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 volatile 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 volatile can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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