how to pronounce backward


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the above transcription of backward 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.

backward is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… that transition from a backward form of …”

meaning of backward

Backward means going or moving in the direction opposite to the direction of one's face.

backward frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word backward occurs in english on average 6.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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