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flame-out

flame-out
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleym out]
    • /fleɪm aʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fleym out]
    • /fleɪm aʊt/

Definitions of flame-out word

  • noun flame-out the failure of a jet engine due to an interruption of the fuel supply or to faulty combustion. 1
  • noun flame-out The act of flaming out or burning out; extinguishing. 0
  • noun flame-out The act of quitting or failing, especially due to overwork, or in a dramatic manner. 0

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Origin of flame-out

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50; noun use of verb phrase flame out

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Parts of speech for Flame-out

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

flame-out popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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