how to pronounce overplay


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the above transcription of overplay 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.

overplay is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… Democrats maybe overplay their hand and …”

meanings of overplay


  1. To overestimate one's strength in a game or event, which ultimately may end in a defeat.
  2. To play (a song or record) too frequently.
  3. To accidentally hit (one's golf ball) beyond "the green".
  4. To overdo or overact one's effect or role.

overplay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overplay occurs in english on average 0.1 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 overplay 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 overplay can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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