how to pronounce throwback


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throwback is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… it feels like a real throwback to be …”

meanings of throwback


  1. A person similar to an ancestor, or something new similar to what already existed.
  2. A person considered to be primitive, uncivilized and mentally deficient.
  3. A reversion to an earlier stage of development.
  4. An atavism.
  5. An organism that has characteristics of a more primitive form.

throwback frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word throwback occurs in english on average 0.5 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 throwback 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 throwback can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

3) people, society, and culture;

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