how to pronounce returns


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the above transcription of returns 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.

returns frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word returns occurs in english on average 39.3 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.

returns is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Vance that we got the returns would turn …”

meanings of returns


  1. A mild, light-coloured kind of tobacco.
  2. Plural of return.
  3. The return of the soldiers fit for duty.
  4. Merchandise returned to the retailer, wholesaler or supplier.
  5. The rendering back of a writ to the proper officer.


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

words that rhyme with returns


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