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How to Pronounce essential?

Correct pronunciation for the word "essential" is [ɪsˈɛnʃə͡l], [ɪsˈɛnʃə‍l], [ɪ_s_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_əl].

Definition of essential

  1. Relating to the essence of a thing; necessary to the existence of a thing; important in the highest degree; highly rectified; pure.
  2. That which is constitutive or necessary to the being or existence of a thing. Essential oils, volatile oils obtained from plants, usually by distillation with water. Essential character, that single quality which serves to distinguish one genus, species, &c., from another; the differentia.

Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language By Nuttall, P.Austin

What are similar-sounding words for essential?

What is the adjective for essential?

The adjective form of the word "essential" is "essential".

Usage over time for essential:

This graph shows how "essential" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

What is the plural form of essential?

The plural of the "essential" can be the "essentials".

What is the singular form of essential?

The singular of the "essential" can be the "essential".

Synonyms for Essential:

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