how to pronounce slew


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slew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… culminating in a slew of crimes that …”

meanings of slew


  1. To skid.
  2. To insert extra ticks or skip some ticks of a clock to slowly correct its time.
  3. To move something (usually a railway line) sideways.
  4. To rotate or turn something about its axis.
  5. Simple past tense of slay.
  6. To veer a vehicle.
  7. To make a public mockery of someone through insult or wit.
  8. To pivot.


  1. A wet place; a river inlet.
  2. The act, or process of slewing.
  3. A device used for slewing.
  4. A change of position.
  5. A large amount.

slew frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

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

1) transport and travel;

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