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English pronunciation of “mainspring”

mainspring

noun [C usually singular] formal
 
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/ˈmeɪn.sprɪŋ/
How to pronounce mainspring noun in British English
 
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(Pronunciation of mainspring noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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