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How to Pronounce river?

Correct pronunciation for the word "river" is [ɹˈɪvə], [ɹˈɪvə], [ɹ_ˈɪ_v_ə].

"River" in context

A river is a large natural body of water that mostly flows in one direction, usually down from high ground to lower ground. It can be long, narrow and deep, or it can be wide and shallow. Rivers play a very important part in our lives by providing water for drinking, irrigation, transport and recreation.

Most rivers have a starting point high in the mountains or hills and they flow down towards the sea. This is because of the natural slope of the terrain. As rivers flow, they carry soil and sediment with them which shapes the land around them, forming valleys, canyons and waterfalls.

What are similar-sounding words for river?

Usage over time for river:

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