how to pronounce expletive

/ˈɛksplətɪv/

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expletive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word expletive occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

expletive is pronounced in three syllables

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ɛksplətɪv

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

“… a more colorful expletive but public …”

meanings of expletive

noun:

  1. A word that adds to the strength of a phrase without affecting its meaning.
  2. A profane, vulgar term, notably a curse or obscene oath.
  3. A word without meaning added to fill a syntactic position.

adjective:

  1. Marked by expletives (phrase-fillers).
  2. Serving to fill up, merely for effect, otherwise redundant.

words with pronunciation similar to expletive

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