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downcast is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… introspective with large downcast eyes a …”

meanings of downcast


  1. A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  2. A melancholy look.
  3. A cast from supertype to subtype.


  1. To cast from supertype to subtype.
  2. To cast or throw down; to turn downward.
  3. To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.


  1. Feeling despondent.
  2. Looking downwards.

downcast frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downcast occurs in english on average 0.6 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 downcast 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 downcast can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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