how to pronounce whitewash


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whitewash is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… oh your your your whitewash you know …”

meanings of whitewash


  1. In various games, to defeat (an opponent) so that they fail to score, or to reach a certain point in the game; to skunk.
  2. To make over (a person or character, a group, an event, etc) so that it is or seems more white, for example by applying makeup to a person, or by covering over the participation of people of color in an event and focusing on only white participation.
  3. To repay the financial debts of (another person).
  4. To paint over with a lime and water mixture so as to brighten up a wall or fence.
  5. To cover over errors or bad actions.
  6. To prevent a team from scoring any runs.


  1. A complete victory or series of victories without suffering any losses; a clean sweep.
  2. Any liquid composition for whitening something, such as a wash for making the skin fair.
  3. A lime and water mixture for painting walls and fences bright white.
  4. A campaign to paper over unfavorable elements.

whitewash frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whitewash 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 whitewash 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 whitewash 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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