how to pronounce shellac


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the above transcription of shellac 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.

shellac is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… with shellac and you can see how it fits …”

meanings of shellac


  1. To coat with shellac.
  2. To beat; to thrash.
  3. To inflict a heavy defeat upon.


  1. A beating; a thrashing.
  2. A processed secretion of the lac insect, Coccus lacca; used in polishes, varnishes etc.

shellac frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shellac occurs in english on average 0.4 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 shellac 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 shellac can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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