Definition of pregnant in English:

pregnant

Line breaks: preg|nant
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛgnənt
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

pregnantly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He paused pregnantly and then added: ‘I genuinely mean that.'
  • The audio is a perfectly timed machine-noise fugue that pops, clicks, squawks and, every so often, pauses pregnantly.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin praegnant-, probably from prae 'before' + the base of gnasci 'be born'.

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