how to pronounce missive


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missive is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of missive


  1. Letters sent between two parties in which one makes an offer and the other accepts it.
  2. A written message; a letter, note or memo.
  3. One who is sent; a messenger.


  1. Serving as a missile; intended to be thrown.
  2. Specially sent; intended or prepared to be sent.

missive frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word missive occurs in english on average 0.4 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 missive 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 missive can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to missive


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