how to pronounce backgammon


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backgammon is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of backgammon


  1. A board game for two players in which each has 15 stones which move between 24 triangular points according to the roll of a pair of dice; the object is to move all of one's pieces around, and bear them off the board.


  1. To win at a backgammon game with the opponent having one or more pieces in the winner's inner home row or on the bar.

backgammon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word backgammon occurs in english on average 0.2 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.

topics backgammon can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that backgammon can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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