how to pronounce thieves


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thieves is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… the poor petty thieves are treated as …”

meanings of thieves


  1. Plural of thief.


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

thieves frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word thieves occurs in english on average 5.7 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 thieves 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 thieves can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to thieves


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