how to pronounce deadlock


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the above transcription of deadlock 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.

deadlock is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… would be paid caused a deadlock in …”

meanings of deadlock


  1. An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation.
  2. A standstill resulting from the opposition of two evenly matched forces; a stalemate or impasse.


  1. To cause or to come to a deadlock.

deadlock frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word deadlock occurs in english on average 0.3 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 deadlock 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 deadlock can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with deadlock


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