how to pronounce mastic


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the above transcription of mastic 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.

mastic is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… or mastic of myrrh and saffron this …”

meanings of mastic


  1. An evergreen shrub or small tree, Pistacia lentiscus (mastic tree), native to the Mediterranean.
  2. A flexible, waterproof cement used as an adhesive, sealant or filler.
  3. A hard, brittle, aromatic and transparent resin produced by this tree and used to make varnishes and chewing gum, and as a flavouring.
  4. An alcoholic liquor flavoured with this resin.

mastic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mastic occurs in english on average 0.6 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 mastic 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 mastic can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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