how to pronounce bead


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bead is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… is it a bead no way yes I didn't know …”

meanings of bead


  1. Prayer, later especially with a rosary.
  2. A bubble, in spirits.
  3. Knowledge sufficient to direct one's activities to a purpose.
  4. A narrow molding with semicircular section.
  5. A small, round ball at the end of a barrel of a gun used for aiming.
  6. Each in a string of small balls making up the rosary or paternoster.
  7. A small, round object.
  8. Front sight of a gun.
  9. A small, round object with a hole to allow it to be threaded on a cord or wire.
  10. A rigid edge of a tire that mounts it on a wheel; tire bead.
  11. A glassy drop of molten flux, as borax or microcosmic salt, used as a solvent and color test for several mineral earths and oxides, as of iron, manganese, etc., before the blowpipe.
  12. A small drop of water or other liquid.
  13. (heading) A ridge, band, or molding.
  14. Various small, round solid objects.


  1. To apply beads to.
  2. To form into a bead.
  3. To cause beads to form on (something).

bead frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word bead occurs in english on average 9.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to bead


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