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gem is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of gem pronunciation
An example use of gem in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
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meanings of gem
A precious stone, usually of substantial monetary value or prized for its beauty or shine.
A size of type between brilliant (4-point) and diamond (4½-point), running 222 lines to the foot.
A type of geometrid moth, Orthonama obstipata.
A native or resident of the American state of Idaho.
A gemma or leaf-bud.
A package containing programs or libraries for the Ruby programming language.
Initialism of ground-effect machine.
Any precious or highly valued thing or person.
Anything of small size, or expressed within brief limits, which is regarded as a gem on account of its beauty or value, such as a small picture, a verse of poetry, or an epigram.
An unincorporated community in Indiana.
A city in Kansas.
A ghost town in California.
To adorn with, or as if with, gems.
gem frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word gem occurs in english on average 11.6 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 gem 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 gem can be often used in the following areas: