how to pronounce override


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the above transcription of override 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.

override is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… your finger can override what it's …”

meanings of override


  1. To ride across or beyond something.
  2. To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  3. To ride a horse too hard.
  4. To counteract the normal operation of something; to countermand with orders of higher priority.


  1. A royalty.
  2. A device for prioritizing audio signals, such that certain signals receive priority over others.
  3. A mechanism, device or procedure used to counteract an automatic control.
  4. A method with the same name and signature as a method in a superclass, which runs instead of that method, when an object of the subclass is involved.

override frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word override occurs in english on average 1.4 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 override 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 override can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) education, science, and technology;

4) people, society, and culture;

5) transport and travel;

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