how to pronounce overheat


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the above transcription of overheat 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.

overheat is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… allow us to do is not overheat buildings …”

meanings of overheat


  1. To become excessively hot.
  2. To heat excessively.


  1. A condition of being overheated.

overheat frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word overheat occurs in english on average 0.3 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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