how to pronounce firewall


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firewall is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… behind the Great Firewall to the …”

meanings of firewall


  1. A hypothetical phenomenon where an observer falling into a black hole encounters high-energy quanta at or near the event horizon.
  2. A fireproof barrier used to prevent the spread of fire between or through buildings, structures, electrical substation transformers, or within an aircraft or vehicle.
  3. The software that monitors traffic in and out of a private network or a personal computer and allows or blocks such traffic depending on its perceived threat.


  1. To use maximum acceleration.
  2. To protect with a firewall.
  3. To block with a firewall.

firewall frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word firewall occurs in english on average 0.7 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 firewall 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 firewall can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) transport and travel;

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