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How to Pronounce Elastic: Learn how to pronounce Elastic in English correctly

Learn how to say Elastic correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word elastic:

1(of an object or material) able to resume its normal shape spontaneously after being stretched or compressed:
a tourniquet of rubber tubing or other elastic material is placed around the upper arm
2able to encompass much variety and change; flexible and adaptable:
the definition of nationality is elastic in this cosmopolitan country
3 Economics (of demand or supply) sensitive to changes in price or income:
the labour supply is very elastic
4 Physics (of a collision) involving no decrease of kinetic energy.
[mass noun]
cord, tape, or fabric, woven with strips of rubber, which returns to its original length or shape after being stretched:
a polythene bag tied with elastic



Pronunciation: /ɪˈlastɪsʌɪz/

(also elasticise) verb

mid 17th century (originally describing a gas in the sense ‘expanding spontaneously to fill the available space’): from modern Latin elasticus, from Greek elastikos ‘propulsive’, from elaunein ‘to drive’