how to pronounce opal


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the above transcription of opal 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.

opal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… tourism rivals the opal as the …”

meaning of opal

Opal is a gemstone that is typically translucent.

opal frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word opal occurs in english on average 0.7 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 opal 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 opal can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to opal


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