how to pronounce midwife


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the above transcription of midwife 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.

midwife is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… eventually the midwife managed to …”

meanings of midwife


  1. Someone who assists in bringing about some result or project.
  2. A person, usually a woman, who is trained to assist women in childbirth, but who is not a physician.


  1. To facilitate the emergence of.
  2. To act as a midwife.

midwife frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word midwife occurs in english on average 3.5 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.

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