how to pronounce downfall


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downfall is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… part of my downfall was was becoming …”

meanings of downfall


  1. An act of falling down.
  2. The cause of such a fall; a critical blow or error.
  3. A precipitous decline in fortune; death or rapid deterioration, as in status or wealth.


  1. To fall down; deteriorate; decline.

downfall frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word downfall occurs in english on average 3.4 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 downfall 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 downfall can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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