how to pronounce overworked


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overworked is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… defenders are overworked the justice …”

meanings of overworked


  1. Having been overused such that it has lost its meaning; trite; banal.
  2. Subjected to too much work.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of overwork.

overworked frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overworked occurs in english on average 1.8 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 overworked 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 overworked can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words that rhyme with overworked


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