how to pronounce payola


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payola is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of payola


  1. A bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).

payola frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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