how to pronounce downfall

/ˈdaʊnˌfɔːl/

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downfall frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word downfall occurs in english on average 3.6 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.

downfall is pronounced in two syllables

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daʊnfɔːl

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

“… to provoke a domino downfall only this …”

meanings of downfall

noun:

  1. An act of falling down.
  2. The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
  3. A precipitous decline in fortune; death or rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.

verb:

  1. To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

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