how to pronounce volcano


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volcano is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it was in a volcano and was molten and …”

meanings of volcano


  1. A kind of firework producing an upward plume of sparks.
  2. A vent or fissure on the surface of a planet (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet or moon, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface.


  1. To erupt; to burst forth.


  1. A census-designated place in Amador County, California, United States.

volcano frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word volcano occurs in english on average 4.2 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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