how to pronounce overwrite


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overwrite is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… one of only a few tasks overwrite a new …”

meanings of overwrite


  1. To destroy (older data) by recording new data over it.
  2. To write too much.
  3. To cover in writing; to write over the top of.
  4. To write in an unnecessarily complicated or florid way; to produce purple prose.


  1. The operation of destroying older data by recording new data over it.

overwrite frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overwrite 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 overwrite 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 overwrite can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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