how to pronounce bounds


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bounds is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… within bounds and should be questioned …”

meanings of bounds


  1. Plural of bound.


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


  1. A surname​.

bounds frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bounds occurs in english on average 4.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to bounds


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