how to pronounce gape


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meanings of gape


  1. An act of gaping; a yawn.
  2. The width of an opening.
  3. A large opening.
  4. The maximum opening of the mouth (of a bird, fish, etc.) when it is open.
  5. A disease in poultry caused by gapeworm in the windpipe, a symptom of which is frequent gaping.


  1. To stare in wonder.
  2. To open wide; to display a gap.
  3. To open the mouth wide, especially involuntarily, as in a yawn, anger, or surprise.
  4. Of a cat: to open the passage to the vomeronasal organ, analogous to the flehming in other animals.

gape frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gape occurs in english on average 0.6 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 gape 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 gape can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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