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

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word wake:

verb (past woke /wəʊk/ or US, dialect, or archaic waked; past participle woken /ˈwəʊk(ə)n/ or US, dialect, or archaic waked)
1emerge or cause to emerge from sleep; stop sleeping:
[no object]:
she woke up feeling better
[with object]:
I woke him gently
[no object] (wake up to) become alert to or aware of:
he needs to wake up to reality
[with object] cause to stir or come to life:
his voice wakes desire in others
2 [with object] Irish or North American dialect hold a vigil beside (someone who has died):
we waked Jim last night
noun
1a watch or vigil held beside the body of someone who has died, sometimes accompanied by ritual observances:
he was attending a friend’s wake
(especially in Ireland) a party held after a funeral.
2 (wakes) [treated as singular] an annual festival and holiday held in some parts of northern England, originally one held in a rural parish on the feast day of the patron saint of the church:
his workers absented themselves for the local wakes
[as modifier]:
wakes weeks
[probably from Old Norse vaka]
Phrases

wake up and smell the coffee

[usually in imperative] informal, chiefly North American become aware of the realities of a situation, however unpleasant:
keep an eye on your friends, who may be using you—wake up and smell the coffee!
Derivatives

waker

noun
Origin:

Old English (recorded only in the past tense wōc), also partly from the weak verb wacian ‘remain awake, hold a vigil’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch waken and German wachen; compare with watch