how to pronounce scales


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scales is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… and it looks like the scales of a fish …”

meanings of scales


  1. A surname​.
  2. A small village in Aldingham parish, South Lakeland district, Cumbria, England (OS grid ref SD2772).
  3. An unincorporated community in Sierra County, California, United States.


  1. Plural of scale.
  2. A device for measuring weight.


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

scales frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word scales occurs in english on average 5.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

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