how to pronounce furnace


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furnace is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… there's a small furnace type feature …”

meanings of furnace


  1. Any area that is excessively hot.
  2. An industrial heating device, e.g. for smelting metal or baking ceramics.
  3. A place or time of punishment, affliction, or great trial; severe experience or discipline.
  4. A device that provides heat for a building; a space heater.


  1. To exhale like a furnace.
  2. To heat in a furnace.

furnace frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word furnace occurs in english on average 2.9 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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