how to pronounce poly


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poly is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… brand-new poly safe floor down here …”

meanings of poly


  1. A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium polium) of the family Labiatae, found throughout the Mediterranean.
  2. Polytechnic.
  3. Polyethylene (polythene).
  4. Polyester.
  5. Polyamory.
  6. Polygon.
  7. Polyurethane.
  8. A polyamorous person.


  1. Polyamorous.


  1. To polymorph; to transform by magic.

poly frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word poly occurs in english on average 2.9 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 poly 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 poly can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to poly


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