how to pronounce banks


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banks is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… so with the larger banks looking at them …”

meanings of banks


  1. Plural of bank.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bank.


  1. A English toponymic surname for someone who lives near a hill or bank of land.

banks frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word banks occurs in english on average 30.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics banks 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 banks can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to banks


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