how to pronounce defenses


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defenses is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… if you had more takeover defenses but if …”

meanings of defenses


  1. Plural of defense.

defenses frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word defenses occurs in english on average 2.8 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.

words that rhyme with defenses


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