how to pronounce persimmon


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the above transcription of persimmon 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.

persimmon is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… moved into homes built by persimmon that …”

meanings of persimmon


  1. A type of fruit, of orange colour, very sweet, quite astringent when immature.
  2. The tree this fruit grows on, generally one of two species of ebony: Diospyros kaki (Asian) or Diospyros virginiana (North American).

persimmon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word persimmon 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.

topics persimmon 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 persimmon can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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