how to pronounce halfway


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halfway is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that go up about halfway to his calf he …”

meanings of halfway


  1. An unincorporated hamlet in Fauquier County, Virginia, United States.
  2. A community in Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada.
  3. A village in Polk County, Missouri, United States.
  4. A community in Restigouche County, New Brunswick, Canada.
  5. A hamlet in Welford parish, West Berkshire district, Berkshire, England (OS grid ref SU4068).
  6. A former unincorporated community in Calloway County, Kentucky.
  7. A suburb of Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS6559).
  8. A suburb of Llanelli, Carmarthenshire (OS grid ref SN5200).
  9. An unincorporated area of Sublette County, Wyoming, United States.
  10. An outer suburb of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England (OS grid ref SK4381).
  11. A hamlet in Wiltshire, England (OS grid ref ST8748).
  12. A small village in Carmarthenshire, Wales (OS grid ref SN6430).
  13. A village in County Cork, Ireland.
  14. An area in Glasgow, Scotland (given grid ref NS5463, not shown on maps).
  15. A census-designated place in Washington County, Maryland, United States.
  16. An unincorporated community in Barren County, Kentucky.
  17. A small town in Baker County, Oregon, United States.
  18. An unincorporated community in Allen County, Kentucky, United States.
  19. Two former unincorporated communities in Williamson County, Illinois, United States.


  1. Moderately; somewhat.
  2. Half of the way between two points; midway.

halfway frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word halfway occurs in english on average 16.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to halfway


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