how to pronounce runoff


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runoff is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… anticipating one some runoff in our …”

meanings of runoff


  1. A second or further round of an indecisive election, after other candidates (often all but the last two) have been eliminated.
  2. Dissolved chemicals, etc, included in such water.
  3. That portion of precipitation or irrigation on an area which does not infiltrate or evaporate, but instead is discharged from the area.

runoff frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word runoff 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.

topics runoff 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 runoff can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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