how to pronounce treacle


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the above transcription of treacle 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.

treacle is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… sugar brown sugar and treacle and three …”

meanings of treacle


  1. A syrupy byproduct of sugar refining; molasses or golden syrup.
  2. Any all-powerful curative; a general remedy, a cure-all.
  3. Cloying sentimental speech.
  4. Sweetheart (from treacle tart).
  5. An antidote for poison; theriac.


  1. To apply treacle to a surface, so as to catch flies or moths, etc.

treacle frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word treacle occurs in english on average 1.2 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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