how to pronounce shades


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the above transcription of shades 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.

shades is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… of all shades to want to learn my story …”

meanings of shades


  1. Sunglasses.
  2. Plural of shade.


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


  1. Plural of Shade.

shades frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shades occurs in english on average 21.6 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.

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

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to shades


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