how to pronounce alcoholic


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the above transcription of alcoholic 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.

alcoholic is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of alcoholic in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… a non-alcoholic juice drink …”

meanings of alcoholic


  1. Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism.
  2. Of or pertaining to alcohol.
  3. Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.


  1. One who abuses alcohol.
  2. A person addicted to alcohol.

alcoholic frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word alcoholic occurs in english on average 7.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with alcoholic


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