how to pronounce sheltered


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sheltered is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… every country was also sheltered in …”

meanings of sheltered


  1. Protected, as from wind or weather.
  2. Who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of shelter.

sheltered frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sheltered occurs in english on average 2.9 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 sheltered 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 sheltered can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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