How to Pronounce Cannabidiol

One of the very first things to learn about CBD is how to pronounce Cannabidiol. CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol and it’s abbreviated for a reason! Remember, cannabidiol is just one of the many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and the one found in the highest concentrations in hemp. To learn more about CBD basics, read our CBD 101 discussion.

It’s not a natural word to type out or a word people use frequently in everyday language. It’s one of those words that gets pronounced incorrectly quite often, either in terms of pronunciation or inflection. To make sure you sound informed at parties, let us help you learn how to say cannabidiol, once and for all.

Cannabidiol is pronounced (ca-nuh-bi-DYE-ol), or also shown phonetically as ( ka-nə-bə-ˈdī-ˌȯl ) “ca-nuh” is easy enough since most people know how to say the word cannabis, which begins the same way. “bi” has a short-i sound similar to “bit”. “Dye” is just like it sounds, but if it helps, rhymes with rye. “ol” at the end is probably the trickiest, but combined with the previous syllable, really sounds a lot like “dial”, just with more of an “o” sound.

Listen to the following video and practice a few times while listening, pausing and practicing. Afterward, wait a couple of minutes and then practice again yourself without listening. Finally, listen to confirm you can pronounce cannabidiol without thinking.

Audio – How to Say “Cannabidiol” (ca-nuh-bi-Dye-ol)

We hope this helps you how to say the full word, cannabidiol, represented by the abbreviation, CBD. If you still need more, check out the dictionary definition and pronunciation.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is found in the cannabis plant along with hundreds of other cannabinoids and terpenes. Alone, or combined with these other compounds, it can be combined with base oils into CBD Oil, with alcohol bases into Tinctures, or into dozens of other product types. At The Green Dragon CBD we have over a dozen product categories including CBD for Pets, CBD Gummies, CBD Capsules, CBD Vaping, CBD Topicals and more! Each has very specific pro’s and con’s and ways to take and dose properly. You may access our Education Center for more information.


David Jadwin is the co-owner of The Green Dragon CBD with his son, Matthew. David worked as a senior business executive for more than 30 years helping companies grow and succeed across many different industries in all parts of the world. David is active in researching CBD health topics and can be seen on many educational YouTube videos. Please feel free to connect with David on LinkedIn and follow The Green Dragon’s account.

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