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elemental is pronounced in four syllables
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An example use of elemental in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… sedative elemental of Fiona and be not …”
meanings of elemental
Basic, fundamental or elementary.
Of, or relating to a force or nature, especially to severe atmospheric conditions.
Of, relating to, or being an element (as opposed to a compound).
Of the ancient supposed elements of earth, air, fire and water.
A creature (usually a spirit) that is attuned with, or composed of, one of the classical elements: air, earth, fire and water or variations of them like ice, lightning, etc. They sometimes have unique proper names and sometimes are referred to as Air, Earth, Fire, or Water.
elemental frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR
the word elemental occurs in english on average 2.6 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.