how to pronounce sapphire


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the above transcription of sapphire 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.

sapphire is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… built for adventure sapphire coated …”

meanings of sapphire


  1. A stereotype of an aggressive and domineering black woman.
  2. A white, yellow, or purple variety of corundum, either clear or translucent.
  3. A clear deep blue variety of corundum, valued as a precious stone.
  4. A deep blue colour.
  5. Any of the butterflies in the southern Asian lycaenid genus Heliophorus.
  6. Any hummingbird in the genera Hylocharis and Chlorestes, as well as the rufous-throated sapphire, which is now in the genus Amazilia.


  1. Pertaining to a 45th year.
  2. Of a deep blue colour.


  1. A female given name from English from the precious stone.

sapphire frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sapphire occurs in english on average 1.6 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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