how to pronounce wallflower


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the above transcription of wallflower 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.

wallflower is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… The Perks of Being a Wallflower the …”

meanings of wallflower


  1. Gastrolobium grandiflorum, a poisonous bushy shrub, endemic to Australia.
  2. Any of several short-lived herbs or shrubs of the Erysimum genus with bright yellow to red flowers.
  3. A person who is socially awkward, especially one who does not dance at a party due to shyness.


  1. To stand shyly apart from a dance, waiting to be asked to join in.

wallflower frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wallflower occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

topics wallflower 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 wallflower can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to wallflower


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