how to pronounce downer


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the above transcription of downer 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.

downer is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… even for ending on a downer of a note we …”

meanings of downer


  1. A sixpence.
  2. A negative drug trip.
  3. A drug that has depressant qualities.
  4. Something or someone disagreeable, dispiriting or depressing; a killjoy.
  5. A livestock animal that has collapsed.
  6. A form of industrial action in which workers down tools and refuse to work.

downer frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downer occurs in english on average 1.6 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 downer 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 downer can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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