how to pronounce touchdown


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touchdown is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… those 5,000 will be touchdown for me I …”

meanings of touchdown


  1. The moment when an aircraft or spacecraft makes first or final contact with the ground during a landing.
  2. A six-point score occurring when the ball enters possession of a team's player in the opponent's end zone.
  3. A defensive action of grounding the ball in the team's own in-goal to stop the play.
  4. A try (scoring play of grounding the ball in the opposing team's in-goal).
  5. The moment of contact of a tornado with the ground.

touchdown frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word touchdown occurs in english on average 1 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 touchdown 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 touchdown can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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