how to pronounce sailed


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sailed is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… ships that sailed the ocean blue to the …”

meanings of sailed


  1. Having a specified kind or number of sail.
  2. Having the sails set.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of sail.

sailed frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sailed occurs in english on average 3.1 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 sailed 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 sailed can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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