how to pronounce suburbs


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the above transcription of suburbs 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.

suburbs is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… youth in the mostly muslim suburbs of …”

meanings of suburbs


  1. Plural of suburb.
  2. The populated area surrounding a city.

suburbs frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word suburbs occurs in english on average 6 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 suburbs 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 suburbs can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

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