how to pronounce playback


audio example by a male speaker

audio example by a female speaker

the above transcription of playback 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.

playback is pronounced in two syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of playback


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video examples of playback pronunciation

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

“… this made video playback excruciating ly …”

meaning of playback

Playback is the act of playing back a recording of a performance or event.

playback frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word playback occurs in english on average 1.6 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 playback 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 playback can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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