how to pronounce lichen


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the above transcription of lichen 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.

lichen is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the lichen feathers that all have hair …”

meanings of lichen


  1. Any of many symbiotic organisms, being associations of algae and fungi, often found as white or yellow patches on old walls, etc.
  2. Something which gradually spreads across something else, causing damage.

lichen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word lichen occurs in english on average 1.2 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 lichen 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 lichen can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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