how to pronounce crowbar


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the above transcription of crowbar 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.

crowbar is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… having a crowbar using a gadget in …”

meanings of crowbar


  1. An electrical circuit that prevents an overvoltage from causing damage.
  2. An iron or steel bar, often with a flattened end which may also be hook-shaped, to be used as a lever to manually force things apart.
  3. A type of cocktail made with only Crown Royal whiskey and lemon lime soda.


  1. To use force to move. To prise.

crowbar frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word crowbar occurs in english on average 0.5 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 crowbar 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 crowbar can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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