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water-locked

wa·ter·locked
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-lokt, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈlɑːkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter-lokt, wot-er-]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər ˈlɑːkt/

Definition of water-locked word

  • adjective water-locked enclosed entirely, or almost entirely, by water: a waterlocked nation. 1

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Origin of water-locked

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
1910-15; water + locked (past participle of lock1)

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Parts of speech for Water-locked

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water-locked popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% 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.

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