how to pronounce filament


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filament is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… it's a silk come on a filament thread …”

meanings of filament


  1. A continuous object, limited in length only by its spool, and not cut to length.
  2. Such a wire, as can be heated until it glows, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve.
  3. A massive, thread-like structure, such as those gaseous ones which extend outward from the surface of the sun, or such as those (much larger) ones which form the boundaries between large voids in the universe.
  4. The stalk of a flower stamen, supporting the anther.
  5. A fine thread or wire.

filament frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word filament occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

topics filament 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 filament can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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