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low is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… because it is so low it's already one of …”

meanings of low


  1. Grave in pitch, due to being produced by relatively slow vibrations (wave oscillations); flat.
  2. Designed for a slow (or the slowest) speed.
  3. Disparaging; assigning little value or excellence.
  4. Dead. (Compare lay low.).
  5. Being a nadir, a bottom.
  6. Lesser in value than other cards, denominations, suits, etc.
  7. Pertaining to (or, especially of a language: spoken in) in an area which is at a lesser elevation, closer to sea level (especially near the sea), than other regions.
  8. Not rich or seasoned; offering the minimum of nutritional requirements; plain, simple.
  9. Below the batter's knees.
  10. Having a small or comparatively smaller concentration of (a substance, which is often but not always linked by "in" when predicative).
  11. Quiet; soft; not loud.
  12. Low-cut.
  13. Small, not high (in amount or quantity, value, force, energy, etc).
  14. Being near the equator.
  15. Humble, meek, not haughty.
  16. Depleted, or nearing deletion; lacking in supply.
  17. Made with a relatively large opening between the tongue and the palate; made with (part of) the tongue positioned low in the mouth, relative to the palate.
  18. Of less than normal height or upward extent or growth, or of greater than normal depth or recession; below the average or normal level from which elevation is measured.
  19. Not high in status, esteem, or rank, dignity, or quality. (Compare vulgar.).
  20. Lacking health or vitality, strength or vivacity; feeble; weak.
  21. Favoring simplicity (see e.g. low church, Low Tory).
  22. Simple in complexity or development.
  23. Situated close to, or even below, the ground or another normal reference plane; not high or lofty.
  24. Depressed in mood, dejected, sad.


  1. The lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system, especially of an automotive vehicle.
  2. A flame; fire; blaze.
  3. A period of depression; a depressed mood or situation.
  4. A cheap, cost-efficient, or advantageous price.
  5. Barrow, mound, tumulus.
  6. The minimum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.
  7. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
  8. A hill.
  9. A low point or position, literally (as, a depth) or or figuratively (as, a nadir, a time when things are at their worst, least, minimum, etc).
  10. Acronym of launch on warning.
  11. An area of low pressure; a depression.


  1. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply.
  2. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently.
  3. Close to the ground.
  4. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
  5. In a path near the equator, so that the declination is small, or near the horizon, so that the altitude is small; said of the heavenly bodies with reference to the diurnal revolution.
  6. In a time approaching our own.
  7. Of a pitch, at a lower frequency.


  1. To lower; to make low.
  2. To burn; to blaze.
  3. To moo.
  4. Simple past of laugh.


  1. A surname​.

low frequency in english - A2 level of CEFR

the word low occurs in english on average 121 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics low 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 low can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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