how to pronounce downplay


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of downplay 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.

downplay is pronounced in two syllables

press buttons with phonetic symbols to learn how to precisely pronounce each sound of downplay

example pitch curve for pronunciation of downplay


test your pronunciation of downplay

press the "test" button to check how closely you can replicate the pitch of a native speaker in your pronunciation of downplay

video examples of downplay pronunciation

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

“… it's easy to downplay bryn's success a …”

meanings of downplay


  1. To de-emphasize; to present or portray as less important or consequential.

downplay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downplay occurs in english on average 1.2 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 downplay 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 downplay can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to downplay


Did this page help you?