how to pronounce thermal


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thermal is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… closed this ensures good thermal contact …”

meanings of thermal


  1. Providing efficient insulation so as to keep the body warm.
  2. Having a rough finish by treatment with a blow-torch.
  3. Pertaining to heat or temperature.
  4. Caused or brought about by heat.


  1. To create a rough finish on stone by treating it with a high-temperature blow-torch.
  2. To fly an unpowered aircraft in a (thermal) column of rising air.


  1. A column of rising air in the lower atmosphere created by uneven heating of Earth's surface.


  1. A census-designated place in Riverside County, California, United States.

thermal frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thermal occurs in english on average 6.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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