how to pronounce fails


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the above transcription of fails 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.

fails is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… schedule the machine fails to deliver on …”

meanings of fails


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


  1. Plural of fail.


  1. Plural of Fail.

fails frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word fails occurs in english on average 16.9 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.

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