how to pronounce ships


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the above transcription of ships 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.

ships is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… bollards hold big ships to their docks …”

meanings of ships


  1. Plural of ship.


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

ships frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word ships occurs in english on average 12 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 ships 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 ships can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to ships


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