how to pronounce saffron


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the above transcription of saffron 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.

saffron is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… other stuff wearing saffron tonight and …”

meanings of saffron


  1. To colour (a metal or wooden surface) with a gilding product containing saffron.
  2. To dye (a fabric, garment, etc.) with a saffron-based dye.
  3. To add saffron to (a food), for taste, colour etc.
  4. To give a saffron colour to (something).
  5. To embellish.


  1. A spice (seasoning) and colouring agent made from the stigma and part of the style of the plant, sometimes or formerly also used as a dye and insect repellent.
  2. An orange-yellow colour, the colour of a lion's pelt.
  3. The plant Crocus sativus, a crocus.


  1. Having an orange-yellow colour.


  1. A female given name from English; a rare flower name from the saffron.

saffron frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word saffron occurs in english on average 1.8 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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