how to pronounce now

/naʊ/

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now is pronounced in one syllable

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

“… what you need to do now with it on the …”

meanings of now

adverb:

  1. Differently from the immediate past; differently from a more remote past or a possible future; differently from all other times.
  2. In the context of urgency.
  3. At the present time.
  4. At the time reached within a narration.
  5. Differently from the situation before a stated event or change of circumstance.
  6. Used to introduce a point, a qualification of what has previously been said, a remonstration or a rebuke.
  7. As 'but now': Very recently; not long ago; up to the present.

adjective:

  1. Present; current.
  2. Fashionable; popular; up to date; current.
  3. At the time the will is written. Used in order to prevent any inheritance from being transferred to a person of a future marriage. Does not indicate the existence of a previous marriage.

noun:

  1. The state of not paying attention to the future or the past.
  2. A particular instant in time, as perceived at that instant.
  3. The present time.

conjunction:

  1. Since, because, in light of the fact; often with that.

interjection:

  1. Indicates a signal to begin.

verb:

  1. Misspelling of know.

name:

  1. Acronym of National Organization for Women.

words with pronunciation similar to now

dhowtaunounsoughcowvowboughnousbownowt

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