how to pronounce payback


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payback is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… just to payback on behalf of Google and …”

meanings of payback


  1. A benefit, reward, a form of recompense.
  2. A refund, reimbursement.
  3. A return on investment.
  4. An act of revenge.

payback frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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