how to pronounce keys


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the above transcription of keys 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.

keys is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of keys pronunciation

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

“… so what are the keys to unlocking the …”

meanings of keys


  1. A surname​.
  2. The House of Keys.
  3. The Florida Keys.


  1. Plural of key.


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

keys frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word keys occurs in english on average 21.2 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.

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

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to keys


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