how to pronounce breastfeed


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the above transcription of breastfeed 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.

breastfeed is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… um struggling to breastfeed and then you …”

meanings of breastfeed


  1. To feed (a baby) milk via the breasts; to suckle; to nurse.
  2. To nurse, to suck milk from a breast.

breastfeed frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word breastfeed occurs in english on average 1.2 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 breastfeed 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 breastfeed can be often used in the following areas:

1) food and health;

words with pronunciation similar to breastfeed


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