how to pronounce gallows


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the above transcription of gallows 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.

gallows is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… a noose and gallows constructed on the …”

meanings of gallows


  1. The rest for the tympan when raised.
  2. A wretch who deserves to be hanged.
  3. Suspenders; braces.
  4. The main frame of a beam engine.
  5. Any contrivance with posts and crossbeam for suspending objects.
  6. Wooden framework on which persons are put to death by hanging.


  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gallow.


  1. Plural of Gallow.

gallows frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word gallows occurs in english on average 0.8 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.

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