how to pronounce hives


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hives is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… health I had chronic hives our friends …”

meanings of hives


  1. Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions.
  2. Plural of hive.


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

hives frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word hives occurs in english on average 2.9 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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