how to pronounce crossbow


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the above transcription of crossbow 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.

crossbow is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of crossbow in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… we found cross crossbow bolts I mean …”

meanings of crossbow


  1. A mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, that shoots bolts.
  2. A portable ballista that can be held in the hand.

crossbow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crossbow occurs in english on average 0.8 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 crossbow 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 crossbow can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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