how to pronounce relative


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the above transcription of relative 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.

relative is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… that said this relative lack of cream …”

meaning of relative

Relative means related by blood or marriage.

relative frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word relative occurs in english on average 20 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 relative 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 relative can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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