how to pronounce sluice


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sluice is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of sluice in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… have to open this sluice to fill the …”

meanings of sluice


  1. The stream flowing through a floodgate.
  2. A water gate or floodgate.
  3. An artificial passage for water, fitted with a valve or gate, for example in a canal lock or a mill stream, for stopping or regulating the flow.
  4. Hence, an opening or channel through which anything flows; a source of supply.
  5. A long box or trough through which water flows, used for washing auriferous earth.
  6. An instance of wh-stranding ellipsis, or sluicing.


  1. To wet copiously, as by opening a sluice.
  2. To wash with, or in, a stream of water running through a sluice.
  3. To emit by, or as by, flood gates.
  4. To wash (down or out).
  5. To elide the C` in a coordinated wh-question. See sluicing.
  6. To flow, pour.

sluice frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sluice 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 sluice can be related to

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1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) life, nature, and living environment;

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