how to pronounce bones


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bones is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… changed at its bare-bones for general …”

meanings of bones


  1. Plural of bone.
  2. A percussive folk musical instrument played as a pair in one hand, often made from bovine ribs.
  3. The framework or foundation of something.
  4. The act of two fists meeting together in the manner equivalent to a high-five.


  1. A surname​.
  2. Plural of Bone.


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

bones frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bones occurs in english on average 25.8 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 bones 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 bones can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to bones


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