how to pronounce backyard


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the above transcription of backyard 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.

backyard is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… was in my own backyard our news director …”

meanings of backyard


  1. An area nearby to a country or other jurisdiction's legal boundaries, particularly an area in which the country feels it has an interest.
  2. A yard to the rear of a house or similar residence.
  3. A person's neighborhood, or an area nearby to a person's usual residence or place of work and where the person is likely to go.

backyard frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word backyard occurs in english on average 15.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics backyard 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 backyard can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

4) transport and travel;

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