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How to Pronounce leaf?

Correct pronunciation for the word "leaf" is [lˈiːf], [lˈiːf], [l_ˈiː_f].

"Leaf" in context

Leaves are an important component of the natural environment and have numerous functions. They are the primary source of food for herbivores, and they are important to the life cycles of all plants. Leaves capture sunlight and turn it into energy which fuels plant growth. They also provide protection from extreme weather patterns, diseases, and predators. Leaves play a role in the water cycle, absorbing and releasing moisture, thus greatly affecting the local climate.

Leaves are often defined as the "lungs of the Earth" due to the tremendous amount of oxygen they produce.

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Usage over time for leaf:

This graph shows how "leaf" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

19 words made out of letters LEAF

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