how to pronounce wasp


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wasp is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… are caused by bee and wasp stings in the …”

meanings of wasp


  1. Any of the members of the family Vespidae.
  2. A member of the dominant American upper-class culture: a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  3. Any of many types of stinging flying insect resembling a hornet.
  4. Any of the members of suborder Apocrita, excepting the ants (family Formicidae) and bees (clade Anthophila).
  5. Alternative letter-case form of WASP (“White Anglo-Saxon Protestant").
  6. A member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
  7. A person who behaves in an angry or insolent way, hence waspish.

wasp frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wasp occurs in english on average 1.9 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 wasp 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 wasp can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to wasp


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