how to pronounce waterworks


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waterworks is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… first notable public waterworks was …”

meanings of waterworks


  1. Tears; crying.
  2. Any single facility, such as a filtration plant, within such a system.
  3. The genitourinary system.
  4. The water supply system of a town etc., including reservoirs, pumps and pipes.

waterworks frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word waterworks occurs in english on average 0.4 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 waterworks 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 waterworks can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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