how to pronounce billow


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the above transcription of billow is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

billow is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of billow


  1. To surge or roll in billows.
  2. To swell out or bulge.


  1. A large wave, swell, surge, or undulating mass of something, such as water, smoke, fabric or sound.

billow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word billow occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics billow can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that billow can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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