how to pronounce breakneck

/ˈbɹɛɪkˌnɛk/

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breakneck is pronounced in two syllables

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bɹɛɪknɛk

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

“… at a breakneck pace 600 species of plant …”

meanings of breakneck

noun:

  1. A dangerous steep place from which one could fall.
  2. A fall that breaks the neck.

adjective:

  1. Dangerously fast; hell-for-leather.

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