how to pronounce sports


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the above transcription of sports 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.

sports is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… of course is into sports so part of it …”

meanings of sports


  1. To participate in sports; typically used by a person with little interest in the subject to derisively elide details of the activity in question.
  2. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sport.


  1. Plural of sport.

sports frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word sports occurs in english on average 49.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sports 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 sports can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to sports


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