how to pronounce shadowy


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the above transcription of shadowy 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.

shadowy is pronounced in three syllables

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

“… like a shadowy little section of lesbian …”

meanings of shadowy


  1. Vague, dim, unclear, faint of an image.
  2. Dark, obscure.
  3. In shadow; darkened by shadows.
  4. Indulging in fancies; daydreaming.

shadowy frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shadowy occurs in english on average 3.4 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 shadowy 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 shadowy can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to shadowy


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