how to pronounce expectant


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the above transcription of expectant 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.

expectant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word expectant occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

expectant is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… highly expectant of ourselves …”

meanings of expectant


  1. Marked by expectation.
  2. Awaiting the effects of nature, with little active treatment.
  3. Pregnant.


  1. A person who expects or awaits something.

words that rhyme with expectant


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