how to pronounce overwhelm


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the above transcription of overwhelm 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.

overwhelm is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… got to overwhelm him with value so I …”

meaning of overwhelm

Overwhelm means to cause to feel so much pressure that one is unable to cope.

overwhelm frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overwhelm occurs in english on average 2.8 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 overwhelm 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 overwhelm can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with overwhelm


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