Definition of letdown in English:


Syllabification: let·down
Pronunciation: /ˈletˌdoun


  • 1A disappointment or a feeling of disappointment: the election was a bit of a letdown
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    • I think the team should be cautious of a let-down after such a disappointing seeding.
    • It's like having a conjuring trick explained, interesting and a bit of a let-down: there is no magic, you find, only great skill and infinite care.
    • It was a bit of a let-down that the game on the Saturday was called off because I was really up for that, but they have promised to watch me at the start of next season.
    disappointment, anticlimax, comedown, nonevent, fiasco, setback, blow, disadvantage
    informal washout
  • 1.1A decrease in size, volume, or force: letdowns in sales have been frequent and widespread
  • 2The release of milk in a nursing mother or lactating animal.
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    • When the baby touches the breast a hormone called oxytocin is released, beginning a process known as milk let-down or ejection reflex.
    • It is known that oxytocin is important for milk let-down, but its physiologic release is pulsatile in nature.
  • 3 Aeronautics The descent of an aircraft or spacecraft before landing.
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    • The rest of the flight, except for the extremely gentle let-down, was normal.

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