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fume is pronounced in one syllable
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An example use of fume in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
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meanings of fume
A gas or vapour/vapor that is strong-smelling or dangerous to inhale.
A material that has been vaporized from the solid or liquid state to the gas state and re-coalesced to the solid state.
The incense of praise; inordinate flattery.
Anything unsubstantial or airy; idle conceit; vain imagination.
A passionate person.
Rage or excitement which deprives the mind of self-control.
To be as in a mist; to be dulled and stupefied.
To expose (something) to fumes; specifically, to expose wood, etc., to ammonia in order to produce dark tints.
To apply or offer incense to.
To emit fumes.
To express or feel great anger.
To pass off in fumes or vapours.
fume frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR
the word fume occurs in english on average 0.7 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.