How to Pronounce floes?

Correct pronunciation for the word "floes" is [flˈə͡ʊz], [flˈə‍ʊz], [f_l_ˈəʊ_z].

"Floes" in context

Floes are sheets of ice that are found floating in the ocean or large bodies of water. They can be formed in several different ways, including freezing of the sea surface, breaking away from an iceberg, or being pushed together by winds and ocean currents.

Floes come in various shapes and sizes, ranging from small fragments to sheets of several square kilometres in size. They may remain stationary or move depending on the wind and ocean currents. When they break apart, they form brash ice which is a type of newly forming ice made up of smaller pieces.

Floes are important to polar regions, both in terms of wildlife and industry.

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