how to pronounce deadline


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deadline is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… June 2015 deadline the UN estimates that …”

meanings of deadline


  1. A boundary around a prison, prisoners crossing which would be shot.
  2. A time limit in the form of a date on or before which something must be completed.
  3. A line that does not move.
  4. A guideline marked on a plate for a printing press.


  1. To render an item non-mission-capable; to ground an aircraft, etc.

deadline frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word deadline occurs in english on average 14.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with deadline


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