how to pronounce wade


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the above transcription of wade 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.

wade is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… should i wade no more returning were as …”

meanings of wade


  1. To progress with difficulty.
  2. To walk through (water or similar impediment); to pass through by wading.
  3. To enter recklessly.
  4. To walk through water or something that impedes progress.


  1. Obsolete form of woad.
  2. An act of wading.
  3. A ford; a place to cross a river.


  1. A system of romanization for the Chinese language based on 19th-century Pekingese pronunciation, worked out by Thomas Wade.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A topographic surname​.

wade frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wade occurs in english on average 4.6 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.

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