how to pronounce cochineal


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the above transcription of cochineal 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.

cochineal is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… shellfish cochineal Kermes come from …”

meanings of cochineal


  1. A species of insect (Dactylopius coccus).
  2. A vivid red dye made from the bodies of cochineal insects.
  3. The vivid red color of this dye.


  1. Possessing a vivid red color, as produced from dying with cochineal.

cochineal frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cochineal occurs in english on average 0.1 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 cochineal 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 cochineal can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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