how to pronounce vow


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the above transcription of vow 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.

vow is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… a vow to stand up to adversaries …”

meanings of vow


  1. A votive offering.
  2. A declaration or assertion.
  3. A solemn promise to perform some act, or behave in a specified manner, especially a promise to live and act in accordance with the rules of a religious order.


  1. To declare publicly that one has made a vow, usually to show one's determination or to announce an act of retaliation.
  2. To make a vow regarding (something).
  3. To make a vow; to promise.

vow frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word vow occurs in english on average 3.7 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 vow 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 vow can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to vow


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