how to pronounce powwow


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powwow is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of powwow


  1. A Native American council or meeting.
  2. A large gathering during which Indigenous songs and dances are showcased for an audience, essentially a recital or concert. Often also doubles as a fundraiser, or can be held in conjunction with a non-indigneous fair or exhibition in order to attract a large crowd, as at the Calgary Stampede and K-Days.
  3. A Native American shaman.
  4. A short, private conference.
  5. A ritual conducted by a Native American shaman.


  1. To conduct a ritual in which magic is used.
  2. To hold a private conference.
  3. To hold a meeting; to gather together in council.

powwow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word powwow occurs in english on average 0.2 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 powwow 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 powwow can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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