how to pronounce dowel


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the above transcription of dowel 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.

dowel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… optic with me this is a large dowel of …”

meanings of dowel


  1. A wooden rod, as one to make short pins from.
  2. A pin, or block, of wood or metal, fitting into holes in the abutting portions of two pieces, and being partly in one piece and partly in the other, to keep them in their proper relative position.
  3. A piece of wood or similar material fitted into a surface not suitable for fastening so that other pieces may be fastened to it.


  1. To furnish with dowels.
  2. To fasten together with dowels.

dowel frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word dowel 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 dowel 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 dowel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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