how to pronounce anodyne


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the above transcription of anodyne 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.

anodyne is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… a bit Japanese a bit sort of anodyne and …”

meanings of anodyne


  1. Noncontentious, blandly agreeable, unlikely to cause offence or debate.
  2. Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
  3. Soothing or relaxing.


  1. Any medicine or other agent that relieves pain.
  2. A source of relaxation or comfort.

anodyne frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word anodyne occurs in english on average 0.5 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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