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spouse

Definition of Spouse

(noun) An individual’s partner or partners in a marriage.

Spouse Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: spouse

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /spaʊs/
  • British English – /spaʊs/

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Cite the Definition of Spouse

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “spouse.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/spouse/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “spouse.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/spouse/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“spouse.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/spouse/>.