how to pronounce downpour


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the above transcription of downpour 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.

downpour is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… if there's a sudden downpour the dry …”

meanings of downpour


  1. A heavy rain.


  1. To pour down; rain heavily.

downpour frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word downpour occurs in english on average 1.3 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.

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