how to pronounce forthcoming


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forthcoming is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… feminist sociology a forthcoming volume …”

meanings of forthcoming


  1. Willing to co-operate or provide information; candid, frank, responsive.
  2. Approaching or about to take place.
  3. Available when needed; in place, ready.


  1. Something that is yet to come.
  2. An act of coming forth.


  1. Present participle of forthcome.

forthcoming frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word forthcoming occurs in english on average 6.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to forthcoming


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