how to pronounce underweight

/ˈʌndɚˌwɛɪt/

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underweight frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word underweight occurs in english on average 0.3 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.

underweight is pronounced in three syllables

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ʌndɚwɛɪt

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

“… actually had an underweight on the name …”

meanings of underweight

adjective:

  1. Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.
  2. Not too heavy for an intended purpose.
  3. Being less invested in a particular area than market wisdom suggests.

noun:

  1. The state or quality of being underweight.
  2. An underweight person.

verb:

  1. To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.
  2. To underestimate the weight of.

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