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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kawrn-fleyks]
    • /ˈkɔrnˌfleɪks/
    • /ˈkɔːn.fleɪks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kawrn-fleyks]
    • /ˈkɔrnˌfleɪks/

Definitions of cornflakes word

  • noun plural cornflakes a breakfast cereal made from toasted maize, eaten with milk, sugar, etc 3
  • noun plural cornflakes a breakfast cereal of crisp flakes made from hulled corn and served cold, as with milk 3
  • noun cornflakes a packaged breakfast cereal in the form of small toasted flakes made from corn, for serving cold with milk, sugar, etc. 1
  • noun cornflakes A breakfast cereal consisting of toasted flakes made from corn. 1
  • noun plural cornflakes breakfast cereal 1
  • noun cornflakes Alternative spelling of corn flakes. 0

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Origin of cornflakes

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
1905-10, Americanism; corn1 + flakes, plural of flake1

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Parts of speech for Cornflakes


cornflakes popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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