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seam is pronounced in one syllable
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video examples of seam pronunciation
An example use of seam in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… so we covered the four seam grip here's …”
meanings of seam
A thin stratum, especially of an economically viable material such as coal or mineral.
A line or depression left by a cut or wound; a scar; a cicatrix.
Grease; tallow; lard.
A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials.
An old English measure of glass, containing twenty-four weys of five pounds, or 120 pounds.
A folded-back and stitched piece of fabric; especially, the stitching that joins two or more pieces of fabric.
An old English measure of grain, containing eight bushels.
A line of junction; a joint.
The stitched equatorial seam of a cricket ball; the sideways movement of a ball when it bounces on the seam.
To put together with a seam.
To mark with a seam or line; to scar.
Of a bowler, to make the ball move thus.
To crack open along a seam.
Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
To make the appearance of a seam in, as in knitting a stocking; hence, to knit with a certain stitch, like that in such knitting.
seam frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR
the word seam occurs in english on average 10.1 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 seam can be related to
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