how to pronounce crew


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crew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… latinx mexican cast and crew and so i …”

meanings of crew


  1. A group of people working together on a task.
  2. A close group of friends.
  3. A rowing team manning a single shell.
  4. A person in a crew.
  5. A member of a ship's company who is not an officer.
  6. A pen for livestock such as chickens or pigs.
  7. The Manx shearwater.
  8. A group of people together.
  9. A group of people (often staff) manning and operating a large facility or piece of equipment such as a factory, ship, boat, airplane, or spacecraft.
  10. Any company of people; an assemblage; a throng.
  11. A group of Rovers.
  12. The sport of competitive rowing.
  13. A member of the crew of a vessel or plant.
  14. A worker on a dramatic production who is not part of the cast.
  15. A hip-hop group.
  16. A set of individuals lumped together by the speaker.
  17. The group of workers on a dramatic production who are not part of the cast.


  1. To take on, recruit (new) crew.
  2. Simple past tense of crow (“make the characteristic sound of a rooster").
  3. To do the proper work of a sailor.
  4. To be a member of a work or production crew.
  5. To supply workers or sailors for a crew.
  6. To be a member of a vessel's crew.


  1. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  2. A habitational surname​.

crew frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word crew occurs in english on average 32.2 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.

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

1) business and work;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to crew


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