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water-wave

wa·ter-wave
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er weyv]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər weɪv/
    • /ˈwɔːtə(r) weɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er weyv]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər weɪv/

Definitions of water-wave word

  • verb with object water-wave to set (hair) in a water wave. 1
  • noun water-wave a wave on the surface of a body of water. 1
  • noun water-wave a wave combed or pressed into wet hair and then dried. 1

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Origin of water-wave

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85

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Parts of speech for Water-wave

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

water-wave popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 71% 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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