how to pronounce blackout


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the above transcription of blackout 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.

blackout is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… mental ill-health dizziness blackout and …”

meanings of blackout


  1. A large-scale power failure, and resulting loss of electricity to consumers.
  2. A temporary loss of consciousness.
  3. An instance of censorship, especially a temporary one.
  4. The mandatory blocking of all light emanating from buildings as imposed during World War II.
  5. A temporary loss of memory.

blackout frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word blackout occurs in english on average 1.8 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 blackout 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 blackout can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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