how to pronounce greenback


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the above transcription of greenback 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.

greenback is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… uh greenback that they are receiving …”

meanings of greenback


  1. Any bill that is legal tender in the US (originally printed with green and black ink) issued by the Federal Reserve.
  2. The United States dollar.
  3. A unit of American currency issued during the Civil War by the Treasury Department.

greenback frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word greenback occurs in english on average 0.1 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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