how to pronounce backlash


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

“… it is that this backlash is even a thing …”

meanings of backlash


  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.