how to pronounce whales


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the above transcription of whales is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

whales is pronounced in one syllable

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video examples of whales pronunciation

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

“… to the save the whales mentality right …”

meanings of whales


  1. Plural of whale.


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

whales frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word whales occurs in english on average 3.9 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 whales 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 whales can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to whales


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