how to pronounce slave


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slave is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… is built or the slave laborers whose …”

meanings of slave


  1. A person who is held in servitude as the property of another person, and whose labor (and often also whose body and life) is subject to the owner's volition and control.
  2. One who has no power of resistance (to something), one who surrenders to or is under the domination (of something).
  3. Obsolete form of Slav.
  4. A submissive partner in a BDSM relationship who (consensually) submits to (sexually and/or personally) serving one or more masters or mistresses.
  5. A sex slave, a person who is forced against their will to perform, for another person or group, sexual acts on a regular or continuing basis.
  6. A device (such as a secondary flash or hard drive) that is subject to the control of another (a master).
  7. An abject person.
  8. A drudge; one who labors or is obliged (e.g. by prior contract) to labor like a slave with limited rights, e.g. an indentured servant.


  1. To work hard.
  2. To work as a slaver, to enslave people.
  3. To place a device under the control of another.


  1. Alternative form of Slavey.

slave frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word slave occurs in english on average 14.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics slave 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 slave can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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