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dual-career marriage

Definition of Dual-career Marriage

(noun) A marriage in which both partners work or pursue careers.

Example of Dual-career Marriage

Dual-career Marriage Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: du·al ca·reer mar·riage

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /dOO-uhl-kuhr-rIR mAIR-ij/
  • British English – /dyOO-uhl-kuh-rIUH mAr-ij/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈduəl-kəˈrɪr ˈmɛrɪʤ/
  • British English – /ˈdju(ː)əl-kəˈrɪə ˈmærɪʤ/

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Cite the Definition of Dual-career Marriage

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “dual-career marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 12, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

dual-career marriage. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “dual-career marriage.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 12, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“dual-career marriage.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Aug. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/dual-career-marriage/>.