how to pronounce overcast


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overcast is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… hanging on to the overcast skies but the …”

meanings of overcast


  1. To cover with cloud; to overshadow; to darken.
  2. To make gloomy; to depress.
  3. To fasten (sheets) by overcast stitching or by folding one edge over another.
  4. To be or become cloudy.
  5. To overthrow.
  6. To transform.


  1. An outcast.
  2. A cloud covering all of the sky from horizon to horizon; cloudy.


  1. Covered with clouds; overshadowed; darkened; (meteorology) more than 90% covered by clouds.
  2. In a state of depression; gloomy; melancholy.

overcast frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overcast occurs in english on average 2.7 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 overcast 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 overcast can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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