how to pronounce holidays


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the above transcription of holidays 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.

holidays is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… since that is what the holidays are …”

meanings of holidays


  1. (usually after possessive) holiday, vacation; time off work, especially if spent travelling away from home.
  2. The season around Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's Day.
  3. Plural of holiday.


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

holidays frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word holidays occurs in english on average 37.1 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 holidays 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 holidays can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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