how to pronounce offside


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the above transcription of offside 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.

offside is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… all have been much more than offside but …”

meanings of offside


  1. To the side of a boat, opposite the primary side on which one paddles.
  2. In an illegal position ahead of the ball, puck, etc.
  3. To the side of the road, past the curb and sidewalk, e.g. an offside diner (restaurant.).
  4. Unfavourably located, from the point of view of the player taking a finesse.


  1. An offside play.
  2. The side of a road vehicle furthest from the kerb: the right side if one drives on the left of the road.
  3. The right-hand side of a working animal such as a horse or bullock, especially when in harness.
  4. The side opposite the towpath.

offside frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word offside occurs in english on average 2.5 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 offside 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 offside can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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