how to pronounce sands


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sands is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the tar sands the oil shales all the …”

meanings of sands


  1. Sand grains, especially in reference to the contents of an hourglass, from which.
  2. A unit of time.
  3. A desert.
  4. Plural of sand.


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


  1. A surname​.

sands frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sands occurs in english on average 3.9 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 sands 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 sands can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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