how to pronounce underwater


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the above transcription of underwater 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.

underwater is pronounced in four syllables

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

“… tunnel's total underwater length will be …”

meanings of underwater


  1. Having negative equity; owing more on an asset than its market value.
  2. Beneath the surface of the water, or of or pertaining to the region beneath the water surface.
  3. Beneath the water line of a vessel.
  4. Under water.


  1. Underlying water or body of water, for example in an aquifer or the deep ocean.
  2. A type of lure which lies beneath the water surface.


  1. Going beneath the surface of the water.


  1. To water or irrigate insufficiently.

underwater frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word underwater occurs in english on average 4.7 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 underwater 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 underwater can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to underwater


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