how to pronounce heads


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heads is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… give them a heads up on their departure …”

meanings of heads


  1. Plural of head.
  2. That part of older sailing ships forward of the forecastle and around the beak, used by the crew as their lavatory; still used as the word for toilets on a ship.
  3. Clipping of headphones.
  4. High-grade marijuana.
  5. Tiles laid at the eaves of a house.
  6. Draft scheme of a bill before it is formally introduced to a parliament.
  7. The side of a coin that bears the picture of the head of state or similar.


  1. A shouted warning that something is falling from above, mind your heads.


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

heads frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word heads occurs in english on average 46.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

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