how to pronounce buildup


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buildup is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… JFK's assassination and the buildup in …”

meanings of buildup


  1. An accumulation; an increase; a gradual development.
  2. The construction of a composite core to repair a damaged tooth.

buildup frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word buildup occurs in english on average 1.3 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 buildup 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 buildup can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to buildup


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