how to pronounce bowed


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bowed is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… yes that was listen you i bowed to you …”

meanings of bowed


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of bow.


  1. Having a bow (rod for playing stringed instruments), e.g. a bowed instrument is played with a bow.

bowed frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word bowed occurs in english on average 3.7 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.

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