how to pronounce foreclosure


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foreclosure is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… the foreclosure crisis of 2008 displaced …”

meanings of foreclosure


  1. The proceeding, by a creditor, to regain property or other collateral following a default on mortgage payments.
  2. The absence of a symbolic father for a fatherless child, as a cause for psychosis.

foreclosure frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word foreclosure occurs in english on average 2.8 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.

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