how to pronounce breakage


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the above transcription of breakage 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.

breakage is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… you know you will get breakage in the …”

meanings of breakage


  1. The act of breaking.
  2. Something that has been broken.
  3. The left-over money in a parimutuel betting pool resulting from rounding off the payoffs, added to the pool for the next race or event or kept as profit.
  4. A service which is unused by a customer, such as an unredeemed gift card, which therefore represents a pure profit to the seller.

breakage frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word breakage occurs in english on average 0.8 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 breakage 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 breakage can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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