how to pronounce recline


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recline is pronounced in two syllables

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

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meanings of recline


  1. To put in a resting position.
  2. To lean back.
  3. To put oneself in a resting position.
  4. To cause to lean back; to bend back.


  1. A mechanism for lowering the back of a seat to support a less upright position; Also, the action of lowering the back using such a mechanism.

recline frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word recline occurs in english on average 0.6 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.

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