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How to Pronounce splinter?

Correct pronunciation for the word "splinter" is [splˈɪntə], [splˈɪntə], [s_p_l_ˈɪ_n_t_ə].

"Splinter" in context

A splinter is a very small, sharp piece of foreign material which penetrates and lodges itself into the skin. It can be caused by the handling of wood, metal, plastic, glass, concrete and other materials, and can occur while engaged in activities such as gardening, carpentry, repair and hobbies. Splinters can range in size from a tiny needle-like object to a much larger piece of wood, depending on where and how it is obtained.

Splinters should not be ignored, as they can result in infection, muscle and nerve damage, and other more serious health complications.

What are similar-sounding words for splinter?

Usage over time for splinter:

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

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