how to pronounce band


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band is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of band in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… going to put a band-aid over here to …”

meanings of band


  1. A strip of material wrapped around things to hold them together.
  2. A group of energy levels in a solid state material.
  3. Pledge; security.
  4. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on clothing, to bind, strengthen, or ornament it.
  5. A wad of money totaling $1K, held together by a band; money.
  6. (architecture) A strip of decoration.
  7. Any distinguishing line formed by chromatography, electrophoresis etc.
  8. A small group of people living in a simple society, contrasted with tribes, chiefdoms, and states.
  9. Short for band cell.
  10. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
  11. A group of musicians who perform together as an ensemble, usually for a professional recording artist.
  12. A long strip of material, color, etc, that is different from the surrounding area.
  13. A bond.
  14. A ring, such as a wedding ring (wedding band), or a ring put on a bird's leg to identify it.
  15. A strip of material used for strengthening or coupling.
  16. A part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
  17. A group of aboriginals that has official recognition as an organized unit by the federal government of Canada.
  18. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  19. A strip along the spine of a book where the pages are attached.
  20. A marching band.
  21. That which serves as the means of union or connection between persons; a tie.
  22. A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments, as of carved foliage, of colour, or of brickwork.
  23. In Gothic architecture, the moulding, or suite of mouldings, which encircles the pillars and small shafts.
  24. A type of orchestra originally playing janissary music.
  25. A belt or strap that is part of a machine.
  26. A group of people loosely united for a common purpose (a band of thieves).


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of bind.
  2. To group (students) together by perceived ability; to stream.
  3. To fasten with a band.
  4. To group together for a common purpose; to confederate.
  5. To fasten an identifying band around the leg of (a bird).


  1. A surname​.

band frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word band occurs in english on average 126.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics band can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that band can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to band


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