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  1. The jarring or reflex motion caused in badly fitting machinery by irregularities in velocity or a reverse of motion.
  2. A sudden backward motion.
  3. A negative reaction, objection or outcry, especially of a violent or abrupt nature.
  4. The distance through which one part of connected machinery, as a wheel, piston, or screw, can be moved without moving the connected parts, resulting from looseness in fitting or from wear.


  1. To cause or set off a backlash.

words with pronunciation similar to backlash

The similarity is measured in the number of changed sounds (added, deleted, or replaced) between two transcriptions.

backslash/bˈækslˌæʃ/, 1 change.
backpack/bˈækpˌæk/, 2 changes.
backlog/bˈæklˌɑɡ/, 2 changes.
backwash/bˈækwˌɑʃ/, 2 changes.
banish/bˈænɪʃ/, 3 changes.
backhand/bˈækhˌænd/, 3 changes.
ballot/bˈælət/, 3 changes.
backside/bˈæksˌaɪd/, 3 changes.
backdate/bˈækdˌɛɪt/, 3 changes.
backslide/bˈækslˌaɪd/, 3 changes.

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