how to pronounce shambles


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shambles is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… kind of in shambles so you know and …”

meanings of shambles


  1. A scene of bloodshed, carnage or devastation.
  2. A butcher's shop.
  3. A great mess or clutter.
  4. A scene of great disorder or ruin.
  5. Work done in a poor fashion.
  6. A slaughterhouse.


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

shambles frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shambles occurs in english on average 1.3 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 shambles 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 shambles can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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