how to pronounce labor


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labor is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… we are paid for our labor and a cut of …”

meanings of labor


  1. Workers in general; the working class, the workforce; sometimes specifically the labour movement, organised labour.
  2. The pitching or tossing of a vessel which results in the straining of timbers and rigging.
  3. Effort expended on a particular task; toil, work.
  4. The time period during which a mother gives birth.
  5. An old measure of land area in Mexico and Texas, approximately 177 acres.
  6. The act of a mother giving birth.
  7. That which requires hard work for its accomplishment; that which demands effort.
  8. A political party or force aiming or claiming to represent the interests of labour.
  9. A group of moles.


  1. Misspelling of Labour. (UK political party).
  2. The Australian Labor Party.


  1. US standard spelling of labour.

labor frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word labor occurs in english on average 35.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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