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selldown Syllabification: sell·down
Pronunciation: /ˈselˌdoun/

Definition of selldown in English:


Widespread selling of futures, securities, or commodities, triggered by or resulting in falling prices: a selldown of banking stocks which, in turn, would further depress the market
More example sentences
  • If you believe the selldown in technology shares is due exclusively to the pricking of the dotcom bubble, think again.
  • The spectre of higher mainland interest rates was the key reason for the selldown, said Merrill Lynch strategist Spencer White in a report.
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