how to pronounce billions


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billions is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… spend years and they spend billions of …”

meanings of billions


  1. Plural of billion.

billions frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word billions occurs in english on average 8.3 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.

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