how to pronounce bedrock


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the above transcription of bedrock 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.

bedrock is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… profit or loss this is the bedrock for …”

meanings of bedrock


  1. A basis or foundation.
  2. The solid rock that exists at some depth below the ground surface. Bedrock is rock "in place", as opposed to material that has been transported from another location by weathering and erosion.

bedrock frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bedrock occurs in english on average 1.7 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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