how to pronounce parasol


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the above transcription of parasol 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.

parasol is pronounced in three syllables

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

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meanings of parasol


  1. A small light umbrella used as protection from the sun.
  2. A roof or covering of a structure designed to provide cover from wind, rain, or sun.
  3. A miniature paper umbrella used as a decoration in tropical-themed cocktails.


  1. To protect with, or as if with, a parasol; to shade.

parasol frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word parasol 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.

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