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descriptive is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… come from either descriptive words like …”

meanings of descriptive


  1. Of, relating to, or providing a description.
  2. Describing the structure, grammar, vocabulary and actual use of a language.
  3. Describing and seeking to classify, as opposed to normative or prescriptive.
  4. Of an adjective, stating an attribute of the associated noun (as heavy in the heavy dictionary).


  1. An adjective (or other descriptive word).

descriptive frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word descriptive occurs in english on average 4 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 descriptive 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 descriptive can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to descriptive


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