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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kon-too r]
    • /ˈkɒn tʊər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kon-too r]
    • /ˈkɒn tʊər/

Definitions of recontour word

  • noun recontour the outline of a figure or body; the edge or line that defines or bounds a shape or object. 1
  • noun recontour contour line. 1
  • noun recontour Phonetics. a distinctive pattern of changes in pitch, stress, or tone extending across all or part of an utterance, especially across a sentence, and contributing to meaning. 1
  • verb with object recontour to mark with contour lines. 1
  • verb with object recontour to make or form the contour or outline of. 1
  • verb with object recontour to build (a road, railroad track, etc.) in conformity with the contour of the land. 1

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Origin of recontour

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
1655-65; < French, equivalent to con- con- + tour a turn (see tour), modeled on Italian contorno, derivative of contornare to outline; see turn

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Parts of speech for Recontour


recontour popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

recontour usage trend in Literature

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