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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-koosh-muh nt; French a-koosh-mahn]
    • /əˈkuʃ mənt; French a kuʃˈmɑ̃/
    • /əˈkuːʃmɑːŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-koosh-muh nt; French a-koosh-mahn]
    • /əˈkuʃ mənt; French a kuʃˈmɑ̃/

Definitions of accouchement word

  • noun accouchement childbirth or the period of confinement 3
  • noun accouchement confinement for giving birth to a child; childbirth 3
  • noun plural accouchement the confinement of childbirth; lying-in. 1
  • noun accouchement The process of giving birth to a baby. 1
  • noun accouchement Delivery in childbed; parturition. 0

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Origin of accouchement

First appearance:

before 1800
One of the 42% newest English words
1800-10; < French, derivative, with -ment -ment, of accoucher to give birth, be delivered, assist in giving birth, Old French: to lie down, take to bed, equivalent to ac- ac- + coucher to put to bed; see couch

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Parts of speech for Accouchement


accouchement popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

accouchement usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accouchement

noun accouchement

  • delivery — Delivery or a delivery is the bringing of letters, parcels, or other goods to someone's house or to another place where they want them.
  • labor — productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain.
  • childbearing — Childbearing is the process of giving birth to babies.
  • lying-in — the state of being in childbed; confinement.
  • birthing — Birthing means relating to or used during the process of giving birth.

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