how to pronounce balsa


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the above transcription of balsa 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.

balsa is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… course the balsa nari government …”

meanings of balsa


  1. A raft or float, used principally on the Pacific coast of South America.
  2. The wood of this tree.
  3. A large tree, Ochroma pyramidale, native to tropical America, with wood that is very light in weight.

balsa frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word balsa occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to balsa


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