how to pronounce wasteland


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wasteland is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it is a vast wasteland but it can be …”

meanings of wasteland


  1. Any barren or uninteresting place.
  2. A region with no remaining resources; a desert. Ten years of drought had left the area a wasteland.

wasteland frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word wasteland occurs in english on average 2.3 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 wasteland 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 wasteland can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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