how to pronounce shortfall


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shortfall is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… the sugar shortfall wasn't lost on some …”

meanings of shortfall


  1. The amount by which a quota, debt, or monthly payment on a debt or other obligation is missed; the difference between the actual quota or debt and the lesser amount available to pay such obligations.
  2. An instance of not meeting a quota, debt, or monthly payment on a debt or other obligation, or of having an insufficient amount to cover such obligations.

shortfall frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shortfall occurs in english on average 0.8 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 shortfall 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 shortfall can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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