how to pronounce speculum


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the above transcription of speculum 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.

speculum is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… invention of the speculum and a surgery …”

meanings of speculum


  1. A bright, lustrous patch of colour found on the wings of ducks and some other birds, usually situated on the distal portions of the secondary quills, and much more brilliant in the adult male than in the female.
  2. A lookout place.
  3. A mirror, especially one used in a telescope.
  4. A medical instrument used during an examination to dilate an orifice.

speculum frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word speculum 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 speculum 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 speculum can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to speculum


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