how to pronounce henna


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the above transcription of henna 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.

henna is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… another map to call henna who was …”

meanings of henna


  1. A reddish plant substance, prepared from the dried leaves of this plant, used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown to near black.
  2. A rich reddish-brown colour.
  3. A shrub, Lawsonia inermis, having fragrant reddish flowers.


  1. Of a rich reddish-brown colour.


  1. To dye or tattoo with henna.

henna frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word henna occurs in english on average 0.4 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 henna 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 henna can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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