how to pronounce phosphate


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the above transcription of phosphate 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.

phosphate is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… tricalcium phosphate so the product does …”

meanings of phosphate


  1. Any salt or ester of phosphoric acid.
  2. A carbonated soft drink sweetened with fruit syrup and with some phosphoric acid.


  1. To treat or coat with a phosphate or with phosphoric acid.

phosphate frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word phosphate occurs in english on average 4.6 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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