Definition of traffic jam in English:

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traffic jam

Pronunciation: /ˈtrafik ˌjam/

noun

A line of road traffic at or near a standstill because of road construction, an accident, or heavy congestion.
Example sentences
  • It may cause a traffic jam or a tailback to the point of gridlock.
  • You can select from a traffic jam, roadworks, dentist's office and a circus.
  • I said as I manoeuvred the car back into the slow-moving traffic jam that is Boston.

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Syllabification: traf·fic jam

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