how to pronounce leeway


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leeway is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… gave the bank some leeway to do things …”

meanings of leeway


  1. An adverse discrepancy or variation in a cumulative process, usually in the phrase make up leeway.
  2. The drift of a ship or airplane in a leeward direction.
  3. A varying degree or amount of freedom or flexibility; margin, latitude, elbowroom.

leeway frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word leeway occurs in english on average 1 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 leeway 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 leeway can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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