how to pronounce saliva


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the above transcription of saliva 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.

saliva is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… and he mentioned both saliva tests and …”

meanings of saliva


  1. A clear, slightly alkaline liquid secreted into the mouth by the salivary glands and mucous glands, consisting of water, mucin, protein, and enzymes. It moistens the mouth, lubricates ingested food, and begins the breakdown of starches.

saliva frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word saliva occurs in english on average 2.4 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 saliva 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 saliva can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

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