how to pronounce drawback


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the above transcription of drawback 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.

drawback is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of drawback pronunciation

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

“… you so obviously this is a drawback that …”

meanings of drawback


  1. A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away.
  2. A partial refund of an import fee, as when goods are re-exported from the country that collected the fee.
  3. The inhalation of a lungful of smoke from a cigarette.

drawback frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word drawback 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 drawback 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 drawback can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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