how to pronounce headlong

/ˈhɛdˌlɔːŋ/

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headlong is pronounced in two syllables

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hɛdlɔːŋ

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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

adjective:

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

adverb:

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

verb:

  1. To precipitate.

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