how to pronounce skew


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skew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… speculative skew but nowhere near as …”

meanings of skew


  1. Something that has an oblique or slanted position.
  2. A state of asymmetry in a distribution; skewness.
  3. A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, etc., cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place; a skew-corbel.
  4. An oblique or sideways movement.
  5. One of the stones placed over the end of a gable, or forming the coping of a gable.
  6. A phenomenon in synchronous digital circuit systems (such as computers) in which the same sourced clock signal arrives at different components at different times.
  7. The coping of a gable.
  8. A bias or distortion in a particular direction.


  1. To cause (a distribution) to be asymmetrical.
  2. To move obliquely; to move sideways, to sidle; to lie obliquely.
  3. To hurl or throw.
  4. To jump back or sideways in fear or surprise; to shy, as a horse.
  5. (transitive) To form or shape in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
  6. To bias or distort in a particular direction.
  7. To look at obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.


  1. Of a distribution: asymmetrical about its mean.
  2. Neither parallel nor at right angles to a certain line; askew.
  3. Of two lines in three-dimensional space: neither intersecting nor parallel.


  1. Askew, obliquely; awry.

skew frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word skew occurs in english on average 0.7 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 skew 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 skew can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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