how to pronounce headlong


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headlong is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… this headlong exponential growth that …”

meanings of headlong


  1. Plunging downwards head foremost.
  2. Precipitous.
  3. Reckless, impetuous.
  4. Rushing forward without restraint.


  1. With an unrestrained forward motion.
  2. Rashly; precipitately; without deliberation, in haste, hastily.
  3. With the head first or down.


  1. To precipitate.

headlong frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word headlong occurs in english on average 1.3 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 headlong 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 headlong can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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