how to pronounce meow


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the above transcription of meow 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.

meow is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… cat lovers such as meow street and alley …”

meanings of meow


  1. Said in reply to a spiteful or catty comment.
  2. Said to denote seductiveness, mimicking a growl.
  3. The cry of a cat.


  1. The cry of a cat.
  2. The drug mephedrone.


  1. Of a cat, to make its cry.

meow frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word meow occurs in english on average 2.1 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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