wreath vs wreaths vs wreathe vs wreathes : Common Errors in English

About wreath vs wreaths vs wreathe vs wreathes

One circle of greens is a wreath (rhymes with “teeth”). The plural is “wreaths” (rhymes with “heaths”). In both cases the TH is unvoiced (like the TH in “both”).To decorate something with wreaths is wreathe it (rhymes with “breathe” with a voiced TH like the one at the end of “bathe”). He or she wreathes it (also with a voiced TH).

wreath Meaning(s)

  • (n) flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

wreathe Meaning(s)

  • (v) move with slow, sinuous movements
  • (v) decorate or deck with wreaths
  • (v) form into a wreath

wreath in News

  1. Masons present wreath

    On May 23, several local Masonic organizations gathered in New Haven to present a wreath at the Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Palladium-Times

  2. Fallen firefighters honored at ceremony

    Colorful wreaths bought vibrancy to a rainy Sunday morning as hundreds of Iowans gathered for the 19th annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service in Coralville.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Des Moines Register

  3. Bridge ceremony a time to reflect on fallen heroes

    After the emcee read the name Vernon L. Lutton, Verna Reason rose to her feet and gracefully walked toward a wreath adorned with red and blue flowers. She placed her own rose into a piece of Styrofoam, shaped like an officer's badge.
    on June 9, 2013 Source: The Star Press

wreaths in News

  1. Fallen firefighters honored at ceremony

    Colorful wreaths bought vibrancy to a rainy Sunday morning as hundreds of Iowans gathered for the 19th annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service in Coralville.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Firefighters honor fallen comrades

    Colorful wreaths bought vibrancy to a rainy Sunday morning as hundreds of Iowans gathered for the 19th annual Iowa Firefighters Memorial Service in Coralville.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Iowa City Press-Citizen

wreathes in News

  • Weekend events mark Gerald Ford's 100th birthday

    The Gerald R. Ford Museum is holding public events this weekend in Grand Rapids to commemorate the 100th birthday of Michigan's only U.S. president. Historian Jon Meacham will give a talk at 3 p.m. Saturday about the legacy of Gerald Ford, who took over as president in August'74 after Richard Nixon resigned during the Watergate scandal. At 1 p.m. Sunday, tribute wreathes will be laid at the tomb ...
    on July 13, 2013 Source: Detroit News

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