how to pronounce surcharge


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surcharge is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… immigration health surcharge IHS and …”

meanings of surcharge


  1. An overprint on a stamp that alters (usually raises) the original nominal value of the stamp; used especially in times of hyperinflation.
  2. An excessive load or burden.
  3. An excessive price charged e.g. to an unsuspecting customer.
  4. The putting, by a commoner, of more animals on the common than he is entitled to.
  5. A penalty for failure to exercise common prudence and skill in the performance of a fiduciary's duties.
  6. A charge that has been omitted from an account as payment of a credit to the charged party.
  7. An addition of extra charge on the agreed or stated price.
  8. A painting in lighter enamel over a darker one that serves as the ground.


  1. To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given.
  2. To overload; to overburden.
  3. To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into (e.g. a common) than one has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain.
  4. To apply a surcharge.

surcharge frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word surcharge occurs in english on average 1.2 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 surcharge 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 surcharge can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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