how to pronounce cyanide


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the above transcription of cyanide 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.

cyanide is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… hydrogen cyanide hydrogen sulfide and …”

meanings of cyanide


  1. Potassium cyanide - a water soluble poison.
  2. Any compound containing the -C≡N radical or the C≡N^-1 anion.
  3. Hydrogen cyanide, or cyanide gas - a poisonous gas.


  1. To treat or poison with cyanide.

cyanide frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cyanide occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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