how to pronounce mew


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the above transcription of mew 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.

mew is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… nerves if anything it only a Mew staff …”

meanings of mew


  1. A building or set of buildings where moulting birds are kept.
  2. A cage for hawks, especially while moulting.
  3. The crying sound of a cat; a meow, especially of a kitten.
  4. A breeding-cage for birds.
  5. A hiding place; a secret store or den.
  6. An exclamation of disapproval; a boo.
  7. A prison, or other place of confinement.
  8. A gull, seagull.
  9. The crying sound of a gull.


  1. To cause to moult.
  2. To shut away, confine, lock up.
  3. To shed antlers.
  4. To moult.
  5. To meow.
  6. To flatten the tongue against the roof of the mouth for supposed health benefits.


  1. An exclamation of disapproval; boo.
  2. A cat's (especially a kitten's) cry.
  3. A gull's cry.


  1. A surname​.

mew frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word mew occurs in english on average 0.3 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 mew 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 mew can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

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