how to pronounce dove


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dove is pronounced in one syllable

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“… come up with love dove that was actually …”

meanings of dove


  1. A person favouring conciliation and negotiation rather than conflict.
  2. A pigeon, especially one smaller in size; a bird (often arbitrarily called either a pigeon or a dove or both) of more than 300 species of the family Columbidae.
  3. Term of endearment for one regarded as pure and gentle.
  4. A greyish, bluish, pinkish colour like that of the bird.


  1. A river in England, forming the boundary between Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Caelum and Puppis.


  1. Strong simple past tense of dive.
  2. Past participle of dive.

dove frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word dove occurs in english on average 6.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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