how to pronounce wheeze


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the above transcription of wheeze 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.

wheeze is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… well you wheeze wait we're currently …”

meanings of wheeze


  1. Something very humorous or laughable.
  2. An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
  3. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
  4. An ulterior scheme or plan.


  1. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

wheeze frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word wheeze occurs in english on average 0.6 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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