(For anyone who didn’t realise, ‘sieve‘ is pronounced ‘siv‘ as per the kitchen utensil, so the word is pronounced PEN-siv, sounding like ‘pensive’.) Click to see full answer. The word “sift” derives from “sieve“.
What is the correct pronunciation of sieve?
Here are 4 tips that should help you perfect your pronunciation of ‘sieve‘: Break ‘sieve‘ down into sounds: [SIV] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them.
What does Sieve mean?
: a device with meshes or perforations through which finer particles of a mixture (as of ashes, flour, or sand) of various sizes may be passed to separate them from coarser ones, through which the liquid may be drained from liquid-containing material, or through which soft materials may be forced for reduction to fine
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