how to pronounce whiplash


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whiplash is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… there was a whiplash inducing reversal …”

meanings of whiplash


  1. An injury to the upper spine connected to a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction, resembling the motion of a whip.
  2. The lash of a whip.


  1. To lash as if with a whip.
  2. To jerk back and forth; to buffet.

whiplash frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word whiplash occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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