how to pronounce eardrum


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eardrum is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and a burst eardrum but eventually …”

meanings of eardrum


  1. A thin membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear and transmits sound from the air to the malleus.

eardrum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word eardrum occurs in english on average 0.3 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 eardrum 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 eardrum can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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