how to pronounce lo


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the above transcription of lo 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.

lo is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… upheld them and then lo and behold the …”

meanings of lo


  1. Alternative form of Luo.
  2. An abbreviated form of surnames beginning with "Lo-".
  3. Initialism of London Overground.


  1. Look, see, behold (in an imperative sense).


  1. Informal spelling of low.


  1. Hello ('lo; see hallo).


  1. Initialism of local oscillator.

lo frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word lo occurs in english on average 12.1 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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