how to pronounce backbone


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the above transcription of backbone 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.

backbone is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of backbone in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… to come as a backbone and shoot have …”

meaning of backbone

The backbone is the spinal cord.

backbone frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word backbone occurs in english on average 3.8 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 backbone 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 backbone can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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