how to pronounce underway


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the above transcription of underway 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.

underway is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… get underway will is getting ready to …”

meanings of underway


  1. A road, track, path, or street for going under another way or obstacle.
  2. An underground passage, tunnel.
  3. A voyage, especially underwater.


  1. In motion, in progress; being done or carried out; on a journey.

underway frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word underway occurs in english on average 5.3 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 underway 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 underway can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

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