how to pronounce heave


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the above transcription of heave is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

heave is pronounced in one syllable

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meaning of heave

Heave means to lift or raise something heavy by force.

heave frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word heave occurs in english on average 1.5 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 heave 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 heave can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to heave


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