how to pronounce expectant


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expectant is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of expectant in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… and in the 80s as an expectant mother …”

meanings of expectant


  1. Marked by expectation.
  2. Awaiting the effects of nature, with little active treatment.
  3. Pregnant.


  1. A person who expects or awaits something.

expectant frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word expectant occurs in english on average 1.8 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 expectant 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 expectant can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with expectant


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