how to pronounce mordant


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the above transcription of mordant 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.

mordant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mordant occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

mordant is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… to pay master general penny mordant an …”

meanings of mordant


  1. Any substance used to facilitate the fixing of a dye to a fibre; usually a metallic compound which reacts with the dye using chelation.
  2. Any corrosive substance used in etching.
  3. A glutinous size used as a ground for gilding, to make the gold leaf adhere.


  1. Serving to fix a dye to a fibre.
  2. Having or showing a sharp or critical quality.


  1. To subject to the action of, or imbue with, a mordant.

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