how to pronounce owed


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the above transcription of owed 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.

owed is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… because i was not owed anything and i'm …”

meanings of owed


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of owe.


  1. That owes.

owed frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word owed occurs in english on average 5.2 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 owed 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 owed can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to owed


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