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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawr-tahym]
    • /ˈwɔrˌtaɪm/
    • /ˈwɔː.taɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawr-tahym]
    • /ˈwɔrˌtaɪm/

Definitions of wartime word

  • noun wartime a time or period of war: Strict travel regulations apply only in wartime. 1
  • adjective wartime caused by, characteristic of, or occurring during war: wartime shortages. 1
  • noun wartime A period during which a war is taking place. 1
  • noun wartime period of war 1
  • noun wartime happening during war 1
  • uncountable noun wartime Wartime is a period of time when a war is being fought. 0

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Origin of wartime

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at war1, time

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Parts of speech for Wartime


wartime popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

wartime usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with wartime

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  • what is wartime rationing?
  • why was wartime rationing necessary?
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