how to pronounce backfired


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backfired is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of backfired in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… completely backfired and the company …”

meanings of backfired


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of backfire.

backfired frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word backfired occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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