how to pronounce layoff


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layoff is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… and making some layoff decisions I …”

meanings of layoff


  1. A period of time when someone is unavailable for work.
  2. A short pass that has been rolled in front of another player for them to kick.
  3. A dismissal of employees from their jobs because of tightened budgetary constraints or work shortage (not due to poor performance or misconduct).

layoff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word layoff 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 layoff 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 layoff can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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