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dives is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… three quick deep dives into the usual …”

meanings of dives


  1. A rich person who lives in luxury.
  2. Plural of dive.


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


  1. The rich man in the biblical parable of the rich man and Lazarus.

dives frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dives occurs in english on average 1.8 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.

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