how to pronounce waits


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waits is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… though no backups or long waits on the …”

meanings of waits


  1. A group of singers or musicians performing in the streets, especially around Christmas.
  2. Plural of wait.


  1. Plural of Wait.
  2. An English occupational surname, a variant of Waite.


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

waits frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word waits occurs in english on average 5.6 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 waits 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 waits can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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