how to pronounce downs


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the above transcription of downs is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

downs is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… journey with ups and downs and the real …”

meanings of downs


  1. A surname​.
  2. The South Downs.
  3. A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.


  1. Plural of down.


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

downs frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word downs occurs in english on average 7.6 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.

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

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to downs


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