how to pronounce scowl


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scowl is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of scowl


  1. To look at or repel with a scowl or a frown.
  2. To express by a scowl.
  3. To wrinkle the brows, as in frowning or displeasure; to put on a frowning look; to look sour, sullen, severe, or angry.
  4. To look gloomy, dark, or threatening; to lower.


  1. Old workings of iron ore.
  2. Gloom; dark or threatening aspect.
  3. The wrinkling of the brows or face in frowning; the expression of displeasure, sullenness, or discontent in the countenance; an angry frown.

scowl frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word scowl occurs in english on average 1.1 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.

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

1) people, society, and culture;

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