How to Pronounce wicks?

Correct pronunciation for the word "wicks" is [wˈɪks], [wˈɪks], [w_ˈɪ_k_s].

"Wicks" in context

A wick is an object composed of twisted or braided strands of fibers and is commonly used to convey a liquid from a reservoir to a flame. The wick absorbs fuel from the reservoir, transports it by capillary action and releases it into a controlling environment of fuel and air at the top of the wick, producing and sustaining a flame.
wicks are usually composed of cotton or linen fabric and twisted pieces of wood or broomsticks encased in metal tubes or clay. They provide a controlled rate of burning, improve combustion and reduce smoke, soot and unburned fuel within the flame.

Usage over time for wicks:

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

5 words made out of letters WICKS

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