how to pronounce sheath


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sheath is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… it's a sheath with two rings one open …”

meanings of sheath


  1. The insulating outer cover of an electrical cable.
  2. One of the elytra of an insect.
  3. A condom.
  4. The foreskin of certain animals (for example, dogs and horses).
  5. The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a branch or stem, as in grasses.
  6. Anything that has a similar shape to a scabbard that is used to hold an object that is longer than it is wide.
  7. A tight-fitting dress.
  8. A holster for a sword; a scabbard.


  1. Alternative spelling of sheathe.

sheath frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sheath occurs in english on average 1 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 sheath 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 sheath can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to sheath


words that rhyme with sheath


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