how to pronounce fateful


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fateful is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it proved to be a fateful but tumultuous …”

meanings of fateful


  1. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing one's fate.
  2. Determined in advance by fate, fated.

fateful frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word fateful occurs in english on average 3.1 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.

topics fateful 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 fateful can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with fateful


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