how to pronounce valves


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valves is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… there are you can replace valves now it …”

meanings of valves


  1. Plural of valve.


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

valves frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word valves occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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