how to pronounce shovel


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shovel is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… help him shovel snow for elderly in his …”

meanings of shovel


  1. A hand tool with a handle, used for moving portions of material such as earth, snow, and grain from one place to another, with some forms also used for digging. Not to be confused with a spade, which is designed solely for small-scale digging and incidental tasks such as chopping of small roots.
  2. A spade.


  1. To move with a shoveling motion.
  2. To move materials with a shovel.

shovel frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word shovel occurs in english on average 3.6 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 shovel 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 shovel can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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