how to pronounce tourmaline


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the above transcription of tourmaline 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.

tourmaline is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… stone tourmaline plates they weren't …”

meanings of tourmaline


  1. A transparent gemstone cut from it.
  2. A complex black or dark-coloured borosilicate mineral, compounded with various chemical elements and considered a semi-precious stone.

tourmaline frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tourmaline occurs in english on average 0.1 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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