how to pronounce overtime


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overtime is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… um increasing overtime pay from the july …”

meanings of overtime


  1. The rate of pay, usually higher, for work done outside of or in addition to regular hours.
  2. Working time outside of one's regular hours.
  3. An extra period of play when a contest has a tie score at the end of regulation.


  1. Exceeding regular working hours.
  2. Beyond the normal or usual extent.


  1. To measure something incorrectly, as taking more time than it actually did.

prepositional phrase:

  1. Misspelling of over time.

overtime frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overtime occurs in english on average 4.2 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 overtime 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 overtime can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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