motherhood

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈmʌðəhʊd/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmʌðɚˌhʊd/ or /ˈmə-/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧ther‧hood

Noun[change]

Singular
motherhood

Plural
motherhoods

  1. (uncountable) Motherhood is the state of being a mother.
    Balancing marriage, motherhood and her career will not be easy.
    Most of my women friends have walked down the expected path from marriage to motherhood.

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