how to pronounce polystyrene


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the above transcription of polystyrene 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.

polystyrene is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… take a piece of polystyrene and you warm …”

meanings of polystyrene


  1. A vinylic polymer of styrene, CH2CHphenyl.
  2. An alkane chain of benzene molecules, RCH2CHphenylR.

polystyrene frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word polystyrene occurs in english on average 1.9 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.

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