how to pronounce steamroller


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the above transcription of steamroller 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.

steamroller is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… like a a steamroller i mean they've got …”

meanings of steamroller


  1. Any seemingly irresistible force.
  2. A steam-powered heavy road roller.
  3. A pipe, used for smoking cannabis, open at both ends and having a bowl near one end; it rolls the smoke (steam).
  4. Any heavy road roller.


  1. To level a road using a steamroller.
  2. To proceed ruthlessly against all opposition as if with an overwhelming force; to overpower.

steamroller frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word steamroller occurs in english on average 0.3 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 steamroller 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 steamroller can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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