how to pronounce tales


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tales is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… you are fairy tales and magic …”

meanings of tales


  1. Plural of tale.
  2. A writ to summon people to court to fill vacancies in a jury.
  3. A person available to fill vacancies in a jury.
  4. A book or register of people available to fill jury vacancies.


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

tales frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word tales occurs in english on average 23.4 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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