how to pronounce loom


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the above transcription of loom 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.

loom is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… of loom kata Lu Carter was an ancestral …”

meanings of loom


  1. The part of an oar which is between the grip or handle and the blade, the shaft.
  2. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making.
  3. Loon (bird of order Gaviiformes).
  4. A distorted appearance of something as seen indistinctly or from afar.
  5. A utensil; tool; a weapon; (usually in compound) an article in general.


  1. To appear indistinctly, eg. when seen on the horizon or through the murk.
  2. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.
  3. To appear in an exaggerated or threatening form; to be imminent.

loom frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word loom occurs in english on average 2.7 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 loom 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 loom can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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