how to pronounce lens

/ˈlɛnz/

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lens is pronounced in one syllable

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

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meanings of lens

noun:

  1. A device which focuses or defocuses electron beams.
  2. The transparent crystalline structure in the eye.
  3. A convex shape bounded by two circular arcs, joined at their endpoints, the corresponding concave shape being a lune.
  4. An object, usually made of glass, that focuses or defocuses the light that passes through it.
  5. A way of looking, literally or figuratively, at something. lens.
  6. A genus of the legume family; its bean.
  7. A body of rock, ice, or water shaped like a convex lens.
  8. A construct used in statically-typed functional programming languages to access nested data structures.

verb:

  1. To film, shoot.
  2. To become thinner towards the edges.

words with pronunciation similar to lens

lanescleansehenslearnslaselendlayslegsleanspens

words that rhyme with lens

cleansepenstenshens

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