how to pronounce spades


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spades is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… earrings in spades because those …”

meanings of spades


  1. Plural of spade.
  2. A card game in which the spade suit cards are trumps.
  3. One of the four suits of playing cards, marked with the symbol ♠.


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


  1. Plural of Spade.

spades frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word spades occurs in english on average 2 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.

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