how to pronounce bow

/ˈbaʊ/

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The above transcription of bow 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.

bow is pronounced in one syllable

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baʊ

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An example use of bow in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… inclusive community that doesn't bow to …”

meaning of bow

Bow is a gesture of politeness and respect.

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