how to pronounce headway


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the above transcription of headway 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.

headway is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… battling and not really much headway and …”

meanings of headway


  1. Progress toward a goal.
  2. A cross-heading.
  3. The clearance beneath an object, such as an arch, ceiling or bridge; headroom.
  4. Forward motion, or its rate.
  5. Movement ahead or forward.
  6. The interval of time or distance between the fronts of two vehicles (e.g. buses) moving in succession in the same direction, especially along the same pre-determined route.

headway frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word headway occurs in english on average 2.5 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 headway 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 headway can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

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