how to pronounce shorts


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shorts is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… tennis shoes but not athletic shorts he …”

meanings of shorts


  1. The part of milled grain sifted out which is next finer than the bran; pollard.
  2. Trousers worn primarily in warm weather that do not go lower than the knees.
  3. Short, inferior hemp.
  4. Remnants, clippings, trimmings of production processes.
  5. Underwear bottoms.
  6. Plural of short.


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

shorts frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word shorts occurs in english on average 16.7 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.

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