how to pronounce lower


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lower is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… already up in the lower 80s here and the …”

meanings of lower


  1. To depress as to direction.
  2. To bring down; to humble.
  3. To pull down.
  4. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease.
  5. (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
  6. Alternative spelling of lour.
  7. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of.
  8. To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
  9. To reduce the height of.
  10. To make less elevated.
  11. To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down.
  12. To decrease in value, amount, etc.


  1. Bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object.
  2. Comparative form of low: more low.
  3. Situated on lower ground, nearer a coast, or more southerly.
  4. Older.


  1. Comparative form of low: more low.


  1. A surname​.

lower frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word lower occurs in english on average 68.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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