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wh-word

Wh-word
W w

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duhb-uh l-yoo-eych-wurd]
    • /ˈdʌb əl yuˈeɪtʃˌwɜrd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [duhb-uh l-yoo-eych-wurd]
    • /ˈdʌb əl yuˈeɪtʃˌwɜrd/

Definitions of wh-word word

  • noun wh-word an interrogative or relative word that usually, but not always, begins with wh-, as what, why, where, which, who, or how. 1
  • noun wh-word Any English word that is interrogative and begins with the letters "wh". A question word. 0
  • noun wh-word (by extension) Any interrogative word from any language. 0

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Parts of speech for Wh-word

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

wh-word popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% 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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