how to pronounce caustic


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The above transcription of caustic 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.

caustic is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… with his typical caustic style truman …”

meanings of caustic


  1. The envelope of reflected or refracted rays for a given curve.
  2. Any substance or means which, applied to animal or other organic tissue, burns, corrodes, or destroys it by chemical action; an escharotic.
  3. Caustic soda.
  4. The envelope of reflected or refracted rays of light for a given surface or object.


  1. Sharp, bitter, cutting, biting, and sarcastic in a scathing way.
  2. Capable of burning, corroding or destroying organic tissue.

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