how to pronounce sedentary


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sedentary is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… overweight stressed sedentary and loves …”

meanings of sedentary


  1. Not moving much; sitting around.
  2. Not moving; relatively still; staying in the vicinity.
  3. Inactive; motionless; sluggish; tranquil.
  4. Living in a fixed geographical location; the opposite of nomadic.
  5. Caused by long sitting.


  1. A sedentary person.

sedentary frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sedentary occurs in english on average 1.1 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 sedentary 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 sedentary can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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