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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt]
    • /ˈmyu kroʊ nɪt, -ˌneɪt/
    • /mˈʌkrənˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [myoo-kroh-nit, -neyt]
    • /ˈmyu kroʊ nɪt, -ˌneɪt/

Definitions of mucronate word

  • adjective mucronate having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf. 1
  • noun mucronate Ending abruptly in a short sharp point or mucro. 1
  • adjective mucronate terminating in a sharp point 0
  • adjective mucronate ending in a mucro, or sharp point 0

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Origin of mucronate

First appearance:

before 1770
One of the 46% newest English words
1770-80; < New Latin, Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, equivalent to mūcrōn- (stem of mūcrō) point, edge + -ātus -ate1

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mucronate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% 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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Synonyms for mucronate

adj mucronate

  • acicular — shaped like a needle.
  • aciculate — having aciculae
  • acuminate — narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • barbed — A barbed remark or joke seems polite or humorous, but contains a cleverly hidden criticism.

adjective mucronate

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