How to Pronounce faults?

Correct pronunciation for the word "faults" is [fˈɒlts], [fˈɒlts], [f_ˈɒ_l_t_s].

"Faults" in context

Faults are defined as geologic fractures or breaks in the Earth's crust along which movement has taken place. Faults can range from visible fractures in the Earth's surface to huge structures extending deep into the Earth's interior. Faults play a major role in the formation of mountains and earthquakes and have shaped the world's landscape for millions of years. Faults occur in several forms such as normal, reverse and strike-slip, and are usually caused by stresses in the Earth's crust. This can be caused by movement of tectonic plates or when energy is released from the Earth's mantle.

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