how to pronounce oxbow


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the above transcription of oxbow 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.

oxbow is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… an oxbow lake is special to it comes …”

meanings of oxbow


  1. A U-shaped piece of wood used as a collar for an ox, the upper parts fastened to its yoke.
  2. A meander in a river; the land enclosed by such a loop.


  1. A town in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  2. A town in North Dakota.

oxbow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word oxbow occurs in english on average 0.1 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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