how to pronounce welfare


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welfare is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… provide for the general welfare we see …”

meanings of welfare


  1. Various forms of financial aid provided by the government to those who are in need of it (abbreviated form of welfare assistance).
  2. Health, safety, happiness and prosperity; well-being in any respect.
  3. Such payment.


  1. To provide with welfare or aid.

welfare frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word welfare occurs in english on average 17.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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