how to pronounce shortwave


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the above transcription of shortwave 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.

shortwave is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… years old in ham radio shortwave is is …”

meanings of shortwave


  1. Capable of transmitting or receiving signals at such a wavelength.
  2. Having a wavelength of approximately 10 to 100 meters.


  1. An electromagnetic wave having a wavelength between approximately 10 and 100 meters, corresponding to frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz.
  2. Any frequency in this range, especially when used in broadcasting.

shortwave frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shortwave occurs in english on average 0.1 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 shortwave 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 shortwave can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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