how to pronounce callow


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callow is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of callow


  1. Immature, lacking in life experience.
  2. Unfledged (of a young bird).
  3. Bald.
  4. Lacking color or firmness (of some kinds of insects or other arthropods, such as spiders, just after ecdysis); teneral.
  5. Of land: low-lying and liable to be submerged.
  6. Unburnt.
  7. Shallow or weak-willed.


  1. An alluvial flat.
  2. A callow or teneral phase of an insect or other arthropod, typically shortly after ecdysis, while the skin still is hardening, the colours have not yet become stable, and as a rule, before the animal is able to move effectively.
  3. A callow young bird.


  1. A surname​.

callow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word callow 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 callow 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 callow can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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