how to pronounce beltway


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the above transcription of beltway is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

beltway is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the beltway versus big tech ufc battle …”

meanings of beltway


  1. The US federal government and policy and lobbying organizations, located in Washington, D.C..
  2. A 64-mile Interstate freeway surrounding Washington, D.C..
  3. The expressway that surrounds another city.


  1. Of or relating to the culture of Washington, D.C.; politicized.


  1. A freeway that encircles a city.

beltway frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word beltway occurs in english on average 0.5 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 beltway 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 beltway can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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