how to pronounce flew


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flew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… after a massive cicadas flew into the …”

meanings of flew


  1. The thick, dangling upper lip of certain breeds of dog, or the canine equivalent of the upper lip.


  1. Simple past tense of fly.


  1. Shallow; flat.

flew frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word flew occurs in english on average 18.2 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 flew 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 flew can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to flew


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