how to pronounce sew


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the above transcription of sew 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.

sew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… class because if you love to sew and …”

meanings of sew


  1. To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through pieces of fabric in order to join them together.
  2. To drain the water from.
  3. To use a needle to pass thread repeatedly through (pieces of fabric) in order to join them together.
  4. Followed by into: to enclose by sewing.
  5. Of a ship, to be grounded.

sew frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word sew occurs in english on average 19 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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