Encumbrance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈkʌmbrəns|  American pronunciation of the word encumbrance
Brit.  |ɪnˈkʌmbr(ə)ns|  British pronunciation of the word encumbrance


- an onerous or difficult concern (syn: burden, load, onus)
- a charge against property (as a lien or mortgage)
- any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome (syn: hindrance, hitch, interference, preventative, preventive)

Extra examples

...without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail...

Word forms

singular: encumbrance
plural: encumbrances
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