how to pronounce overdose


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the above transcription of overdose 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.

overdose is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… died of a cocaine overdose in his ITV …”

meanings of overdose


  1. To indulge in something excessively.
  2. To dose excessively, to take an overdose.
  3. To dose to excess; to give an overdose, or too many doses, to.


  1. An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug.

overdose frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overdose occurs in english on average 1.6 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 overdose 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 overdose can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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