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sallow is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… inside this sallow young man's mind was …”

meanings of sallow


  1. Dirty; murky.
  2. Having a similar pale, yellowish colour.
  3. (of skin) Yellowish.
  4. Of a sickly pale colour.
  5. Of a tan colour, associated with people from southern Europe or East Asia.
  6. Having skin (especially on the face) of a sickly pale colour.


  1. To become sallow.
  2. To cause (someone or something) to become sallow.


  1. A European willow, Salix caprea, that has broad leaves, large catkins and tough wood.
  2. A willow twig or branch.

sallow frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sallow occurs in english on average 0.9 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 sallow 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 sallow can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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