how to pronounce bow


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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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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.

bow frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word bow occurs in english on average 24.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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