how to pronounce cowl


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the above transcription of cowl 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.

cowl is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… man behind the cowl not only that you …”

meanings of cowl


  1. A thin protective covering over all or part of an engine; also cowling.
  2. A mask that covers the majority of the head.
  3. A vertical projection of a ship's funnel that directs the smoke away from the bridge.
  4. A ship's ventilator with a bell-shaped top which can be swivelled to catch the wind and force it below.
  5. A vessel carried on a pole, a soe.
  6. A usually hood-shaped covering used to increase the draft of a chimney and prevent backflow.
  7. A monk.
  8. A caul (the amnion which encloses the foetus before birth, especially that part of it which sometimes shrouds a baby's head at birth).
  9. A monk's hood that can be pulled forward to cover the face; a robe with such a hood attached to it.


  1. To make a monk of (a person).
  2. To cover with, or as if with, a cowl (hood).
  3. To wrap or form (something made of fabric) like a cowl.

cowl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word cowl occurs in english on average 0.7 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.

topics cowl 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 cowl can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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