how to pronounce overflow


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overflow is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… above you can see the overflow overflow …”

meanings of overflow


  1. To flow over the brim of (a container).
  2. (intransitive) To exceed limits or capacity.
  3. To (cause to) exceed the available numeric range.
  4. To be superabundant; to abound.
  5. To cover with a liquid, literally or figuratively.
  6. To cause an overflow.
  7. To flow over the edge of a container.


  1. Outlet for escape of excess material.
  2. The situation where a value exceeds the available numeric range.
  3. The spillage resultant from overflow; excess.

overflow frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overflow occurs in english on average 2.5 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 overflow 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 overflow can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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