how to pronounce hew


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the above transcription of hew 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.

hew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… general the English government hew to …”

meanings of hew


  1. To chop away at; to whittle down; to mow down.
  2. To act according to, to conform to; usually construed with to.
  3. To shape; to form.


  1. Shape; form.
  2. Destruction by cutting down.
  3. Hue; colour.


  1. A patronymic surname​.

hew frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hew occurs in english on average 0.3 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 hew 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 hew can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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