how to pronounce rundown


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the above transcription of rundown is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

rundown is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a brief rundown basically you graph out …”

meanings of rundown


  1. A rough outline of a topic or situation.
  2. A defensive play in which the runner is caught between two fielders, who steadily converge to tag the runner out.
  3. A reduction, e.g. of an activity, or in the size of something, such as a fleet.
  4. A summary of the horses to be raced on a particular day, with their weights, jockeys, odds, etc.
  5. A Caribbean stew of meat or fish (typically mackerel) with reduced coconut milk, yam, tomato, onion and seasonings.


  1. Alternative form of run-down.

rundown frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rundown occurs in english on average 2.2 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 rundown 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 rundown can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with rundown


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