how to pronounce phenol


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the above transcription of phenol 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.

phenol is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… gallons of phenol is that a solvent of …”

meanings of phenol


  1. Any of a class of aromatic organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl group attached directly to the benzene ring.
  2. A caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and in dilute form as a disinfectant and antiseptic; once called carbolic acid.

phenol frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word phenol 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.

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