how to pronounce underplay


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underplay is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of underplay


  1. To make something seem less important than it really is.
  2. To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part.
  3. To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage.


  1. The act of underplaying.

underplay frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word underplay 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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