how to pronounce bellwether


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bellwether is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of bellwether in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… as the bellwether of society because you …”

meanings of bellwether


  1. A stock or bond that is widely believed to be an indicator of the overall market's condition.
  2. The leading sheep of a flock, having a bell hung round its neck.
  3. Anything that indicates future trends.

bellwether frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word bellwether occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics bellwether can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that bellwether can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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