how to pronounce plectrum


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the above transcription of plectrum 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.

plectrum is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wing has a scraper or plectrum on the …”

meanings of plectrum


  1. A small piece of plastic, metal, ivory, etc., for plucking the strings of a guitar, lyre, mandolin, etc.
  2. A projection of bone or other stiff tissue, such as the ridges in some insects' stridulatory organs.

plectrum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word plectrum occurs in english on average 0.2 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 plectrum 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 plectrum can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with plectrum


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