how to pronounce отбой


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the above transcription of отбой 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.

отбой is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of отбой in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:

“… замечательные гости ну прям отбой с …”

meanings of отбой


  1. Over.
  2. Retreat.
  3. All clear signal, ceasefire signal.
  4. Ring off.

отбой frequency in russian - C2+ level of CEFR

the word отбой occurs in russian 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.

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