how to pronounce yeast


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yeast is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… they took strains of yeast to outer …”

meanings of yeast


  1. A true yeast or budding yeast in order Saccharomycetales.
  2. An often humid, yellowish froth produced by fermenting malt worts, and used to brew beer, leaven bread, and also used in certain medicines.
  3. Candida, a ubiquitous fungus that can cause various kinds of infections in humans.
  4. A single-celled fungus of a wide variety of taxonomic families.
  5. A frothy foam.


  1. To ferment.
  2. To rise.
  3. To exaggerate.

yeast frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word yeast occurs in english on average 23.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics yeast 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 yeast can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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