how to pronounce torque


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torque is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… that they subtly torque public life so …”

meanings of torque


  1. A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton metre or Nm; imperial unit or lb·ft, not to be confused with the foot pound-force, commonly "foot-pound", a unit of work or energy).
  2. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.


  1. To twist or turn something.

torque frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word torque occurs in english on average 1.4 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.

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