how to pronounce tailspin


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tailspin frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tailspin occurs in english on average 0.1 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.

tailspin is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of tailspin


  1. A severe mental or emotional collapse; emotional breakdown.
  2. The rapid, uncontrollable descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral.
  3. Any sharp, sustained, often uncontrollable descent or decline.


  1. To go into a sharp, sustained, often uncontrollable descent or decline.
  2. Of an aircraft: to go into a rapid, uncontrollable descent in a steep spiral.

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