how to pronounce wait


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the above transcription of wait 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.

wait is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… they will need to wait at least two days …”

meaning of wait

Wait means to stop and wait for something.

wait frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word wait occurs in english on average 88.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics wait 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 wait can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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