how to pronounce pliers


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the above transcription of pliers 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.

pliers is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… wires it's the pliers okay it's her …”

meanings of pliers


  1. Plural of plier.
  2. A pincer-like gripping tool that multiplies the strength of the user's hand, often used for bending things.

pliers frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pliers occurs in english on average 1.2 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.

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

1) business and work;

words with pronunciation similar to pliers


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