how to pronounce southwest


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the above transcription of southwest 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.

southwest is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… Manatee County in Southwest Florida I …”

meanings of southwest


  1. From the southwest, southwesterly.
  2. Towards the southwest, southwestwards, southwestern.
  3. Of or pertaining to the southwest; southwestern.


  1. The compass point halfway between south and west, specifically 225°, abbreviated as SW.

southwest frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word southwest occurs in english on average 6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words with pronunciation similar to southwest


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