how to pronounce hardwood


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the above transcription of hardwood is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

hardwood is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… table and this is solid hardwood here so …”

meanings of hardwood


  1. (in more general use) As the preceding but limited to those that are commercial timbers, and are at least average in hardness.
  2. The sport of basketball, in particular, an indoor basketball court; so named because the floor of an indoor basketball court is normally made of hardwood.
  3. A joint term for the commercial timbers, without distinguishing which.
  4. The wood from any dicotyledonous tree, without regard to its hardness.
  5. The tree or tree species that yields the preceding.


  1. Of a floor: made of interlocking hardwood boards.

hardwood frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hardwood occurs in english on average 1.8 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 hardwood 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 hardwood can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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