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Pronunciation of Bands: Learn how to pronounce Bands in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word band:

noun
1a flat, thin strip or loop of material, used as a fastener, for reinforcement, or as decoration:
wads of banknotes fastened with gummed paper bands
Victoria settled the velvet band on her hair
a plain ring for the finger, especially a gold wedding ring:
a narrow band of gold was her only jewellery
Ornithology, North American a ring of metal placed round a bird’s leg to identify it:
look for a leg band on the osprey
a belt or strap transmitting motion between two wheels or pulleys.
(bands) a collar with two hanging strips, worn by certain lawyers, clerics, and academics as part of their formal dress:
I’m wearing clerical bands, which are a sign of my office
2a stripe, line, or elongated area of a different colour, texture, or composition from its surroundings:
a long, narrow band of cloud
a narrow stratum of rock or coal:
the band of limestone continues north on the same contour
3a range of values or a specified category within a series (used especially in financial contexts):
your home was placed in one of eight valuation bands
a range of frequencies or wavelengths in a spectrum:
channels in the UHF band
any of several groups into which school pupils of the same age are divided on the basis of broadly similar ability:
the top band of pupils
4 archaic a thing that restrains, binds, or unites:
must I fall, and die in bands?
verb
[with object]
1provide or fit (an object) with something in the form of a strip or ring, for reinforcement or decoration:
doors are banded with iron to make them stronger
Ornithology, North American put a band on (a bird) for identification:
the map shows where starlings banded in Holland were later recovered
2mark (something) with a stripe or stripes of a different colour:
the bird’s bill is banded across the middle with black
(as adjective banded)
banded agate
3British allocate to a range or category (used especially in financial contexts):
single adults in a property banded above D will pay more
group (school pupils) into classes or sets for teaching purposes:
the infants are banded in terms of their ability
Origin:

late Old English (in band1 (sense 4 of the noun)), from Old Norse, reinforced in late Middle English by Old French bande, of Germanic origin; related to bind