how to pronounce backwoods


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the above transcription of backwoods is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

backwoods is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… United States from 13 backwoods colonies …”

meanings of backwoods


  1. A remote or sparsely inhabited region, especially in North America; away from big towns and from the influence of modern life.
  2. Partly or wholly uncleared forest, especially in North America.


  1. Rough, uncouth, coarse, or crude in social matters.
  2. Pertaining to the backwoods.

backwoods frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word backwoods occurs in english on average 0.6 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 backwoods 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 backwoods can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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